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Newcastle In For Top Championship Youngster

11:16 am, Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 21 Comments

The Mirror is reporting today that Newcastle are trying to sign  central midfielder Alex Mowatt from Leeds United.

Alex is 20, and has played for the England U20 side and  he has  played 74 times for the Leeds first team over the last two seasons with 10 goals and 6 asists.

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Alex Moyatt – Leeds Central midfielder

This is the first time we have been linked with the left-footed youngster,  who has two years left on his contract at Leeds.

However, the Mirror is reporting that Leeds controversial owner Massimo Cellino is unwilling to sell the Doncaster-born youngster – who is rated at a high £8M.

That seems a lot for a 20 year-old, and we wonder if Newcastle would be willing to pay that much?

Mowatt made his debut for Leeds in August two years ago, when he started in the Leeds 3–1 victory against his home town club Doncaster Rovers, in the League Cup.

He was Leeds United Young Player of the Year for the 2013–2014 season, and was the Leeds United Player of the Year for last season.

As well as playing in central midfield, Alex can also play on either wing.

Newcastle haven’t brought in too many younger players this summer, with 19 year-old former Northampton striker Ivan Toney being the only one – so far.

With Leeds unwilling to sell, it may be difficult for Newcastle to sign Mowatt, and if Leeds are challenging for promotion in January, it would seem unlikely we can get the youngster in at that time either.

Mowatt is one of the highly regarded youngsters playing in the Championship, and he is a player Newcastle will be interested in signing in one of the next two transfer windows.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    buy him cheap sell em high
    toe rag
    ashley out

  • 2 cyprus // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    I’m not sure they’ve assessed the weaknesses, TBH.
    Myself, I’m not sure how a ‘cheaper’ team like Swansea can play us off the park. WTH?

    Jib: We competed till the last day with Liverpool for 4th, a few years back, if I recall. They got the slot in the end… then they proceeded to win the CL. So, nothing’s impossible, excepting your last sentence.

    Personally, I’m not that fussed about cups, we ain’t ready for multiple competitions. I just want to see us climb that table, knock a few doors.

    Hopefully, even that big CL door, why not. Swansea is doing it, FFS.

  • 3 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:22 AM

    Yep, bring in another Midfielder! We are crying out!

    On a serious note, maybe Kemen’s replacement?

  • 4 Sack Llambias // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:24 AM

    Not sure this is Mashers type of deal. Fatso could always see his plan through with a snidey yes man like Pardew to take the money and keep quiet.

  • 5 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:27 AM

    Jose Enrique linked with the Makums, don’t do it Jose!

  • 6 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    Not sure if we can be expected to beat West Ham in a couple of weeks now they have signed some quality on loan today Song, Moses with Jelavic signing !

  • 7 stuart no9 // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    stuart no9 // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    how can we let this transfer window pass without doing our utmost to sign a striker? Im still not holding my breath as far as Ashley is concerned. joint bottom of the league and a striker is not a prority ? what is then ?? somethings not right. The defence have been playing out of their skin since the season started – you couldnt ask for any more. the new players through the door have been decent, mitrovic the exeption so why are we joint bottom ??

  • 8 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    if they have not assessed them by now they never will

  • 9 Jib // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Perfect place for Jose Enrique
    Kick lumps off of the treacherous git in the derbies.

  • 10 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    loose to the makems the shit will hit the fan

  • 11 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    Here is the statements concerning the alternative Toon top…

    Newcastle United have banned The Magpie Brand from selling its black and white tops. The shirts are a popular alternative to the sell-out Wonga-embossed official kit.
    Newcastle’s lawyers threatend The Magpie Brand. Stop selling the shirts or else.
    The Magpie Brand realised “there was the possibility of an expensive legal battle which may or may not go our way [and], as a small group of fans with families, mortgages and children, we had no option but to cave in to the bullying tactics employed against us. We simply did not have the money to defend our position.”

    Chi Onwurah, MP for Newcastle Central, is aghast:
    “It’s an overreaction which shows a lack of respect to Newcastle United fans. he fact that more than 500 people want to wear a black and white shirt that doesn’t have Wonga on it hardly represents competition for Sports Direct and the club should be able to laugh it off. Putting Wonga on Newcastle’s shirts is bad enough, but it’s disappointing that the club doesn’t seem to have any understanding or desire to connect with different opinions within the city or around the world. That’s not representative of Newcastle’s traditions.”

    The Magpie Brand have issued a statement:
    “We are saddened by the treatment received from the club. It is a sign of the hollow shell that Newcastle United has become that the club will threaten its supporters with legal action, even at a time when it claims to be making an effort to improve relations with fans.”
    Newcastle issue their own statement:
    “The club (via its lawyers), has engaged with The Magpie Brand over a number of weeks in an attempt to find a solution that would work for both sides. We made it very clear from the outset that we would only take legal action as a last resort which we hoped would not be necessary and this has proven to be the case. The club needs to protect its commercial rights, hence the reason for the initial dispute arising and we have engaged with The Magpie Brand in such a manner as to resolve the matter amicably.”

  • 12 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    toon p simply start an alternative club

  • 13 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:39 AM


    Well that’s 1 option.

    Seems the Toon have really got arsey with them.. I half expected Ashley to act anyway like. Surprised it’s taken so long to hear about this in all honesty.

  • 14 BeeGuy // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:40 AM

    The only games Newcastle might win are the ones against teams that have overall slower speed and are plagued with injuries or get players sent off. Maybe a win or two at end of season vs. teams going nowhere and trying out new boys. All others NUFC will defend doggedly and hope to get lucky on the counter attack. So 6 wins and a basket of heroic draws, and hope to finish 17th.

  • 15 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:42 AM

    Latest report from Sky is Williamson is the most likely to go, being on loan to a Championship club.

  • 16 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    any old club will do they dont even need to play football to produce shirts and sell them
    ashley out

  • 17 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:44 AM

    williamson on loan to cardiff

  • 18 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:45 AM

    cardiff devils

  • 19 Jib // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    There are plenty of legal alternatives if folk don’t want to wear a Wonga top .

    It was piracy pure and simple.

    I always suspected that Chi Onwurah was one of the anonymous people behind the various “OUT” websites.

    She’s an MP who should be looking after her constituents.
    Someone should start a website

  • 20 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    Sky narf hype it all like, McClaren could be on the phone to anyone there as he was driving into the training ground haha.

  • 21 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    piracy shite

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