Newcastle Still Interested In Top Championship Youngster

Newcastle were interested in signing 20 year-old Leeds United midfielder Alex Mowatt in late summer, but no deal was done, so with the January transfer window fast approaching Newcastle could try to sign the midfielder from Leeds.

Newcastle have been keeping tabs on Mowatt this season as one of several British youngsters Newcastle are following and some of them could be signed in  the January window.

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Alex Mowatt – Newcastle interested in 20-year-old

However, at that time it is important that Newcastle also sign players who can make an immediate impact at Newcastle to ensure that we remain in the Premier League.

Alex has played for the England U19 and U20 sides and so far has 85 appearances for the Leeds first team over the last few seasons with 12 goals and 11 assists.

The left-footed youngster plays in central midfield and will have 18 months left on his contract in January.

In September,  the Doncaster-born youngster was priced as high as £8M and we wonder if Newcastle would be willing to pay that much?

Mowatt made his debut for Leeds in August of 2013, when he started in the Leeds 3–1 win 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 play on either wing and he has played 16 times with two goals for Leeds so far this season.

Newcastle brought in  19 year-old former Northampton striker Ivan Toney in the summer and he looks like a good acquisition and he is currently out on loan at Barnsley and is an example of a good young player signed from the lower leagues.

Mowatt is one of the most highly regarded youngsters playing in the Championship, and he is a player Leeds were unwilling to sell in the summer and we don´t know if that will change in January.

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