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Leeds United forward Mallik Wilks makes Barnsley switch

Wilks has spent a significant part of his senior career out on loan

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Leeds United announced today that 20 year-old forward Mallik Wilks has departed the club for fellow Yorkshire side Barnsley FC. Wilks spent last season on loan at Doncaster Rovers after spending the previous season splitting his time on out on loan between Accrington Stanley and Grimsby Town. Wilks was also rumoured to have interest in his services from Hull City, but he’s made the switch to Oakwell instead.

Per the club’s official website:

Leeds United forward Mallik Wilks has joined fellow Sky Bet Championship side Barnsley for an undisclosed fee.

The 20-year-old spent last season on loan at Sky Bet League One side Doncaster Rovers and departs Elland Road having made one senior first team appearance.

Everyone at Leeds United would like to thank Mallik for his efforts and we wish him all the best for the future.

Wilks only made one senior appearance for Leeds during in the 2016-17 season when he played 26 minutes in the shock FA Cup defeat to Sutton United in London.

He was thought to have a bright future at the club, however he has been unable to get a look in the senior team at Leeds for some time now. Additionally, he has a pending court appearance looming, although his trial for assault and violent disorder had been moved from this month to next May.