Swansea Pushing Newcastle For Commitment On Barrow

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 …..

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • DubaiMicky

    Jan 26, 2017 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #1

    No, no, no. We don’t want him, we don’t need anyone, keep the cash, we’ll get promoted anyway, even in second, who cares, more money for Rafa to spend in the Summer and more likely to bring true Premier League class players to the Toon.

    I really hope we don’t sign anyone (other than those two Croations) this January.

  • DubaiMicky

    Jan 26, 2017 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #2

    *Croatians too LOL

  • expatmag

    Jan 26, 2017 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #3


    Last thread mate

    Just kidding mate or playing devils advocate….lol…you decide

  • expatmag

    Jan 26, 2017 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #4


    Last thread mate

    Just kidding mate or playing devils advocate….lol…you decide


    Jan 26, 2017 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #5

    Keep the cash? Tbh I don’t think there is any cash to keep hence why we are looking at loans

  • hibbit

    Jan 26, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #6


    i know you put your money where your mouth is so i’l leave it at that !!!!!

  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 26, 2017 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #7

    WWSBRD – It’s under Ashley’s mattress.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 26, 2017 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #8

    36 Players been linked with the TOON this transfer window so far with one week to go…

    Rudy Gestede – Villa gone to Boro
    Robert Snodgrass – Norwich
    Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Chelsea*
    Fabian Delph – Man City*
    Alan Judge – Brerntford
    Saido Berahini – West Brom
    Sebastien Haller – Utrecht
    Callum Wilson – Bournemouth
    Daryl Horgan – Dundalk gone to Preston
    Nicolas Pepe – Angers
    Youri Tielemans – Anderlecht
    Maxime Poundje – Bordeaux
    Charlie Taylor – Leeds Utd
    Scott Hogan – Brentford
    James McCarthy – Everton
    Henri Lansbury – Nottingham Forest,
    Tom Cleveley – Everton – on loan Watford
    Ryad Boudebouz – Montpellier
    Robbie Brady – Norwich City
    Daniel Ayala – Middlesbrough
    Ben Osborn – Nottingham Forest
    Josef Martinez – Torino
    Cheick Keita – Virtus Entella
    Tom Cairney – Fulham
    Stewart Downing – Middlesbrough’s
    Tom Ince – Derby County
    Cian Harries – Coventry City
    Sheyi Ojo – Liverpool*
    Andros Townsend – Crystal Palace
    Sam Clucas – Hull City
    Jonathan Cafu – Ludogorets.
    Ante Coric – Dynamo Zagreb
    Filip Benkovic – Dynamo Zagreb
    Modou Barrow – Swansea*
    Tom Lawrence – Leicester City
    Jefferson Montero – Swansea
    * loan

  • Jib

    Jan 26, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #9

    Team for Oxford

    For me next Wdnesday at home to QPR is much more important.

  • toontaff2

    Jan 26, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #10


  • toontaff2

    Jan 26, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #11


  • toontaff2

    Jan 26, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #12


  • toontaff2

    Jan 26, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #13

    Just working out these emojis for those who think I’ve lost it completely!
    Self help!


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