There’s news in the Times today that Swansea are pushing Newcastle to sign a loan deal for Mo Barrow that will include an obligation to buy the player, after he has played a certain number of games for Newcastle.
That’s the kind of deal we arranged with Marseille for both Remy Cabella and Florian Thauvin and in that case it was 12 games played before the permanent transfer clause was triggered.
There is also an option to buy, where Newcastle would decide in the summer whether to sign Barrow based purely on his performances for the club.
Mo Barrow – Swans want obligation to buy from Magpies
Newcastle are reported to be unhappy about the obligation to buy clause and it seems the players is too.
The other news on Barrow this morning from Sky Sports is that Newcastle consider Barrow’s valuation too high for the transfer – however it may be triggered.
Aston Villa are also reported to be interested in the player, but with Villa in 13th place in the Championship and 9 points off a play-off position, there’s only an outside chance at the moment they could be promoted this season.
So Villa wouldn’t seem like an attractive move for Barrow – at least not for the moment.
Swansea are said to rate Barrow at £5M and want to sell him either this month or in the summer, but it seems they want the loan deal to be more certain of an eventual transfer – with an obligation to buy from Newcastle.
And so it goes on …..