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Denizlispor Kulubu Dernegi

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Modou Barrow

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Biography

Date of birth

13/10/1992

Height

176 cm

Signed

03/08/2017

Country

Gambia

Wide-man Mo Barrow joined the Royals on the eve of the 2017-18 campaign, penning a four-year deal to make the move from Swansea City.

Born in the Gambia, Barrow and his family moved to Sweden at a young age – and it was there that his fledgling career would begin.

After eye-catching spells with amateur sides during his teenage years, a move to Sweden’s top tier arose where stints with Varbergs BoIS and Östersunds FK followed before the Swans moved to bring Barrow to the Premier League during the summer of 2014. His debut came that November – making him the first ever player from the Gambia to play in the Premier League.

After 55 appearances for the South Wales club during his tenure at the Liberty Stadium, Barrow arrived in Reading with experience of the rigours of Championship football – over the previous three seasons, he spent loan spells in England’s second tier with Nottingham Forest, Blackburn Rovers and Leeds United.  

The winger took his Royals goal tally to double-figures in his first year - coupled with some exciting displays down the left flank.

Important goals against Wigan, Preston and Ipswich in 2018-19 helped the Royals come May, and the winger now finds the net for Turkish side Denizlispor, having joined them on loan until the end of 2019-20.

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