Newcastle Have Problems With Barrow Deal


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?

Comments welcome.



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16 comments so far

  • Belfast

    Jan 25, 2017 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #1

    It’s becoming evident there’s no money to spend in this window.

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  • expatmag

    Jan 25, 2017 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #2

    BELFAST

    Been evident for a while mate. I pointed out a week ago how similar this was to the season after we finished 5th. Lots of speculation but in the end, the well worn excuse of just not being able to get them over the line

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jan 25, 2017 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m wondering if the reason we don’t seem to be focusing on getting a central midfielder in is because tiote hasn’t gone.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 25, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m confident we will sign at leat two players this window. The Antipodean adamance that we will definitely not sign anyone comes across as very negative and demoralising. Charnley has become quite adept at getting the best deals for our club as is his remit from the fat controller, so what does it matter if we have to wait until the end of the window to secure the best deals.

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  • expatmag

    Jan 25, 2017 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #5

    Onealan

    Certainly a part if the reason along with the fact we also have Shelvey Hayden Colback Diame Perez and now Barlaser who can all play the central role

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  • Oldgit1

    Jan 25, 2017 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #6

    @ Jib sorry mate disagree, was it a coincidence that soon after his appearance at Brentford he is alleged to want to go back to buying cheap and selling big.
    There is something afoot. Remember he lied to Keegan it is not beyond the realms of disbelief that he has lied to Rafa. The guy is a snake.

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  • expatmag

    Jan 25, 2017 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #7

    BETTY

    Hope you are right but when Ashley raises his ugly head, realism tends to kick in

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 25, 2017 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Surely a loan deal for Barrow is the best thing. He might turn out to be a useful player for us – like Townsend – or he might be a complete flop.

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  • expatmag

    Jan 25, 2017 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #9

    BETTY

    To be bluntly honest and this fiscussion has been done to death in recent days but quite clearly, the likes of Palace and Swansea prefer cash deals for Tiwnsend and Barrow whilst we are only orepared to take them on loan.

    I can undersrand the reasoning by both sides here and it seems to have eesulted in a mexican srand off to see which guy blinks first.

    My.point us, whether a purchase or a loan, I feel the position we are in the league with the squad we have, promotion should easily be achieved without recruiting at all.

    By keeping available funds until the summer, we should be abke to get better players than these two whilst getting rid of further driftwood from the squad

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 25, 2017 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Expat…… Just for a bit of fun, I propose a small wager. I say we will sign at least two players this window. If we don’t I will make a donation of £100 to the SBR Foundation. If we do then you must donate. Are you game?

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  • Belfast

    Jan 25, 2017 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Jib
    I know you always like to look on the bright side of life, BUT but but but – Mike Ashley owns a helicopter and can travel from one end of the country to the other end in 1 hour. So only being 15 minutes from Brentford means jack shit in the grand scheme of things.

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  • expatmag

    Jan 25, 2017 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #12

    BETTY

    I would be happy to do so if I am able to do it from Australia mate

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  • AncientC

    Jan 25, 2017 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #13

    “Charnley has become quite adept at getting the best deals for our club as is his remit from the fat controller”

    Betty, if that is the case, then Benitez isn’t in full control of transfers. Benitez as manager should be negotiating, or at the very least, setting the terms for Charnley.

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  • Jib

    Jan 25, 2017 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Oldgit1
    We are both entitled to our opinions.

    The fact that I think your opinion is bollix will be resolved in the fullness of time.

    And harking back to the Keegan débacle is a bit pitiful to be frank.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 25, 2017 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #15

    Ancient C……. Why would Benitez do the negotiating for players? This is a full time job during this period and not what he does. He identifies the players he would like in conjunction with the scouts and then hands it over to Charnley whose job it is to put the deal together.

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  • TyneMouth

    Jan 25, 2017 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #16

    I hate the winter transfer window. Wenger made a good point last week, transfers should only happen between seasons, (possible exception being goalkeepers,)

    The players a manager kicks off the season with are those who complete the season. That is what managing is all about, judgment, strategy, tactics and intelligence.

    To win, or simply survive a season, should not rely on a cheque book in January.

    If we don’t buy or loan any players this month, and achieve promotion, then our trust in Rafa will be vindicated. Remember last January we were one of the biggest spenders, how did that work out?

    Recruiting new players can disrupt a dressing room, and the one certain positive factor about the current team, it’s a TEAM!

    We may not bring in new faces, it’s not the end of the world. Be careful what you wish for.

    Ps. There is one week left, this is when the real fun starts. Know what I mean ‘arry…

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