Millwall have stepped up their approach to sign Barnsley midfielder Alex Mowatt.
The Yorkshire Post reported earlier this month that the Lions were among a number of Championship clubs interested in the Tykes captain, and now Football Insider believe that Gary Rowett’s team have seen a bid rejected in the region of between £1million and £1.2million.
Mowatt has been in impressive form for the Yorkshire outfit this season, scoring four goals in just 27 appearances, including a sensational opening goal in Barnsley’s draw at The Den in October.
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However, Mowatt’s deal with the Tykes expires at the end of the season, meaning he’ll be available to leave on a free transfer this summer.
And therefore, that could open the door for someone like Millwall to secure a January move – especially with Barnsley desperate to avoid letting one of their key assets depart for nothing.
But whilst Mowatt hasn’t yet signed a contract extension at Oakwell, it leaves his short-term future up in the air.
Here’s how Millwall fans have been reacting on Twitter to the club bidding for Mowatt:
— FPL Lion 🦁 (CTobz) (@tobz22) January 19, 2021
Please please please be true
— Danny Watts (@Danny_Watts99) January 19, 2021
Unreal signing if we get it done https://t.co/ufSMrhaiLk
— Archie (@archiew123) January 19, 2021
— Play (@play_dj) January 19, 2021
— Billy Costello (@billr9_) January 19, 2021
Huge if true. Top player https://t.co/YJuBSPS4qq
— Michael (@MJMillwall_) January 19, 2021
Now that’s what i’m talking about https://t.co/cNNYYQ3ATE
— Millwall Analytics (@MillwallAnalyt1) January 19, 2021
Hope this is true i've slyly wanted him at Millwall for ages https://t.co/5H7QAfdahx
— frankssss (@Frankie2709) January 19, 2021
Happy with this if true tbh https://t.co/KGYnutSjqC
— Joe (@joe_oshea8) January 19, 2021