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Modou Barrow Confirmed As Fourth Summer Signing

03 August 2017
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading have completed the signing of Swansea winger Modou Barrow for 1.5 million pounds. Barrow, who is Reading's fourth signing of the summer, spent three seasons with the Premier League side after joining them from FK Ostersunds in Sweden for the same value.

His debut for Swansea, in November 2014, was a memorable 2-1 home victory against Arsenal. The Gunners were a goal up with 67 minutes on the click when Barrow came off the bench. Swansea went on to score two late goals to claim the victory.

The Royals have been rumoured to be chasing the player for some time and had to go back with an increased bid after initial offers were rejected.

Barrow spent most of his Swansea career on the bench and had 21 starts for the club with a further 34 appearances as a substitute. His last start for the Swans was back in December 2016 - a 0-3 defeat at Middlesbrough. He scored two goals during his time at Swansea and also had loan spells at Nottingham Forest, Blackburn and, most recently at Leeds United. After losing his place in the Swansea team he headed out on loan at the turn of the year and made five appearances for Leeds.


Discussion On This Story:


» 20 Jul 2017 05:53

Deal Agreed to sign Barrow from Swansea for around £1.25m


» 20 Jul 2017 06:14


» 20 Jul 2017 06:30

Well this is an interesting one. McCleary must be out for longer than we thought. £1.25m seems pretty good value for him though. 40 games in the premier league too

 Royal Rother

» 20 Jul 2017 06:31

Oh look, another non-scoring winger. Yay.

Shame Fosu and Stacey never got a chance.


» 20 Jul 2017 07:01

Considering the amount of games he has played, really can't remember much about him at all

Seems to be very good value for someone who was in the Swansea first team for much of last season

Should be a good addition to the squad anyway. My guess is we'll start 4-3-3 again this season and prob have him, Popa (who I reckon will do well this year) and JDB up front for the first game


» 20 Jul 2017 07:30

Searching around a bit online, seems he is very quick. Which I think is a definitely an area we are lacking in

Possibly similar to Aluko who we were also linked with. Good bit of business if it happens


» 20 Jul 2017 07:35

and we already have a song for him. Perfick


» 20 Jul 2017 07:38

Monk signed him at Swansea then decided to take him on loan to Leeds => can't be too shabby

 Barcelona Blue

» 20 Jul 2017 07:41

its always hard to tell from best clips but looks lighting fast in some of these


» 20 Jul 2017 07:58

He is Lightning! Remember seeing him on TV, should do well if given a proper run in the team.

3rd fastest in the PL.

 Pepe the Horseman

» 20 Jul 2017 07:59

From my Swans supporting m8.

He could be good. Lack of end product. Bad attitude too. Angel Rangel had him by the throat in training. He was subsequently shipped out to Leeds.


» 20 Jul 2017 08:28

Hardly played for Leeds though

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