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Alex Mowatt still boasts £2,000 record from time at Leeds United

Alex Mowatt of Leeds United (front) celebrates as he scores their second goal during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Cambridge United and Leeds United at Cambs Glass Stadium...

Wolves' Ruben Neves came close but Mowatt still holds a kit auction record from a time his stock was high.

Alex Mowatt of Leeds United (L) reacts to missing a chanceduring the EFL Cup fourth round match between Leeds United and Norwich City at Elland Road on October 25, 2016 in Leeds, England.

At one point in time it looked as though Alex Mowatt was the next big thing to come out of Leeds United’s famed academy.

The midfield maestro was being linked with Premier League moves after a breakthrough season in 2014-15. He was named the Fan’s and Players’ Player of the Year that season and was looking like a future star. 

However, his form dipped and his development plateaued. In January last year he was sold to Barnsley at a cut-price fee and in the summer he headed to League One side Oxford United on loan.

Alex Mowatt of Oxford scores a penalty in the shoot out which they eventually win after the final score was 1-1 during the EFL Checkatrade Trophy Third Round match between Charlton...

To truly understand just how highly appreciated Mowatt was at Leeds, look no further than a story from the weekend, which highlights a record he held on to despite fierce competition from a Wolverhampton Wanderers star.

The Express and Star are reporting that their star midfielder Ruben Neves had one of his shirts sold off at auction for £1,350 recently for charity. That is a lot of money for a second-tier player, but Neves is also a Portuguese international .

Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Brentford at Molineux on January 2, 2018 in...

That is not the record for a Championship shirt sale though. That record belongs to the former Leeds star Mowatt. He had a shirt sold at auction, fetching £2,000, after a win v Huddersfield Town in 2015.

It is a huge sign of how quickly his stock has fallen since being Leeds best player nearly three years ago. Hopefully he can find his way back to his best soon and finally fulfill his wasted potential.

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