There’s a report in the Express this morning that Newcastle are now odds-on favorites to sign Mo Barrow from Swansea, despite some of the problems there seem to be from other reports this morning.
What is clear is that since we have little or no chance of signing Andros Townsend from Crystal Palace, Newcastle have turned their attention to Barrow as the next in line.
But there are reported to be two problems with the deal – Swansea want an obligation to buy clause in the loan deal and they also want £7M for the player and not the £5M as previously reported.
But bookmakers BetStars now have Newcastle at 4/7 odds-on to sign the player this month on loan.
The 24-year-old has gone down the pecking list at Swansea since Paul Clement arrived at the club as the new manager and Mo seems to have no future in south Wales.
A BetStars spokesman is quoted as saying the following:
“Swansea’s pacey winger Mo Barrow seems to be heading away from the Liberty Stadium.”
“Barrow has moved down the pecking order at the Swans since the arrival of Luciano Narsingh from PSV Eindhoven.”
“So is looking for a move elsewhere with Newcastle emerging as the favorites in the race for his signature.”
“They have been trying to lure Andros Townsend back to Tyneside from Crystal Palace without success so have turned to Barrow to boost their attacking options.”
“This one looks close to being over the line with a move imminent. We’ve priced Mo Barrow to Newcastle at 4/7.”
So there you have it – but we do think Barrow could be a decent signing for us – he has tremendous speed and skill that Rafa could definitely utilize at Newcastle.
What do you think?