The Shields Gazette are reporting today that the move to bring Modou Barrow in on loan has now stalled and it seems the reason is that Swansea want to sell their 24 year-old winger rather than have him go out on loan.
With Rafa only able to bring players in on loan this month then that certainly will put a spanner in the works – so to speak.
Modou Barrow – Swansea winger – problems
The Gazette is reporting that Newcastle are now looking at other targets although it seems the push to bring Andros Townsend back to Newcastle has also stalled for much the same reason.
In that case Crystal Palace also want a straight transfer deal for £10M this month for the England International rather than a loan move.
The loan move Newcastle offered Swansea for Barrow was with an obligation to buy after Barrow played a certain number of games in a Newcastle shirt, but Swansea would rather have the money up front.
It was reported the fee was around £5M for the Gambian International.
So as things stand at the moment it looks we have missed out on both Barrow and Townsend for the same reason – their clubs want to sell their players rather than loan them out this month.
We need to get something sorted out soon with only six days to go to the end of the transfer window.
What do you think?