One of the most pleasing aspects amongst Leeds United’s return to Championship big boys, for the punters in the Transfer Tavern at least, has been the fact their academy graduates have played a huge role in their rise under Garry Monk.
The likes of Rolando Vieira, Charlie Taylor and Kalvin Phillips are huge parts of their promotion charge, making the whole season a more thrilling experience for the Whites in the bar, though there is talk in regards to another youngster.
Alex Mowatt has been linked with a move to Barnsley recently after falling relatively out of favour under Monk and, while strengthening a Yorkshire rival may seem silly, perhaps it could be a good idea.
Still, only if those at Elland Road extend his contract first.
The Tykes are riding the crest of a wave right now, despite the fact they’ve been decimated in the New Year sales, and recently beat Monk’s side in a thrilling derby last week. With the likes of Adam Armstrong also in the side, it’s clear those at Oakwell have been entrusted with nurturing players before.
Mowatt would be almost guaranteed first-team football at a side who play the game in the right way, something that could benefit Leeds in the long-run, whatever division they find themselves in next term.