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Reading agree $1.25m deal to sign Modou Barrow from Swansea

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Swansea City winger Modou Barrow is set to sign for Championship side Reading, according to reports.
The Gambian international joined the Swans from Swedish club Östersunds FK in 2014 but has struggled for regular first team football during his three years at the Liberty Stadium.
Barrow had brief loan spells with Nottingham Forest and Blackburn Rovers before being sent to Garry Monk’s Leeds United for the latter half of the 2016-17 campaign.

The wideman made 19 appearances for the Swans last term but endured a torrid time at Elland Road, making just five appearances for the Whites before returning to south Wales.
He was included in the squad for Swansea’s 2-1 pre-season win over Richmond Kickers, although he was the only outfield player not to feature from the bench.
And Sky Sports claim that Jaap Stam’s Reading have agreed a deal believed to be in the region of £1.25m to take Barrow from the Liberty to the Madejski Stadium.
It is understood that the Swans are ready to cash in on Barrow who still has two years left on his current deal with the Welsh club.

The winger has netted two goals in 55 appearances for the Swans.
Discussing Barrow’s recent loan spell at Leeds, Phil Hay – the Yorkshire Evening Post’s chief football writer – said: “It wouldn’t be going too far to say he’s had no impact at all.
“Monk knew him from Swansea, they’ve got the same agent and it looked like a simple deal to do. As a Premier League player, he hasn’t delivered as the supporters thought he might.
“He’s one of those players who in 10 years time you’ll forget was ever here.”

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Source: walesonline.co.uk

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