By Adefunmiloye Alani

12th Jul, 2021 | 8:10am

Carlton Palmer loves Mowatt's decision to reject lucrative Barnsley deal for West Brom

West Brom snapped up Alex Mowatt on a free after he left Barnsley upon the expiration of his deal.

The midfielder has reunited with Baggies head coach Ismael Valerien at the Hawthorns, signing on a three-year deal to become the Frenchman’s first summer signing.

Carlton Palmer has praised the 26-year-old’s decision to reject the chance to become the Tykes highest-paid player ever in order to move to the Albion.

“It’s good business. It’s great business,” the former West Brom star told This is Futbol.

“I know that Barnsley were going to make him the highest-paid player in their history to stay.

“That’s a fantastic signing for the football club, it really is.”


Landing Ismael has done us good already in the transfer window as signing Mowatt may not have been possible without him.

The midfielder could have opted to remain with Barnsley had the Frenchman not moved, and him rejecting such a lucrative deal in order to reunite with his boss at West Brom speaks volumes.

Having both come close to Premier League promotion last term, they are ready to give it another shot, and the Baggies have provided them with a better platform.

The former Leeds United man ended last term with eight goals and seven assists in the Championship, with Valerien recently dubbing him an outstanding player [Birmingham Mail], and such creativity would come in very handy as we pursue an immediate return to the top-flight.

West Brom are currently light in midfield following the departure of loan players after relegation, and landing a top player in the department for nothing is a massive bargain.

We see Mowatt and Ismael both hitting the ground running when the campaign starts, and we cannot wait to see how things go in the coming months.

In other West Brom news, defender has failed to agree new contract at EFL club, the Baggies want to sign him.

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