Gambia international Modou Barrow put pen to paper on a four-year deal on Thursday afternoon and joins Royals for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £1.5million (D 90,846,000).
Mo Barrow made his Premier League debut with Swansea in 2014 and has made more than 50 league appearances in the past three seasons. The 24-year-old has been loaned out three times and spent later half of the last campaign on loan to Leeds United.
‘I’m very pleased to welcome Mo to Reading Football Club and I’m delighted that we have been able to add another player to our squad ahead of the start of the new season,’ Reading manager Jaap Stam told the club’s website.
The President of The Gambia Football Federation, Lamin Kabba Bajo, described the news as a positive development in our football and the national team. “We want to see our players in top leagues across the world, but also to be playing regularly. At his age, Mo needs regular playing time and I’m happy for him that he has taken this decision,” Bajo told the GFF’s in-house medium.
“I’ve no doubt that Mo has the talent, determination and the drive to guide Reading to the Premier League. He is one of the young players of the current national team but also one of those players that are the future of Gambian football. We are very much delighted for him and wish him the best of luck in his new adventure.”