Garry Monk and Swansea City have signed another striker on the transfer deadline day, as Modou Barrow joins from the Swedish club Ostersunds FK, reports Sky Sports. The deal has been made for an undisclosed fee, as Modou becomes the latest young star to join the Liberty Stadium club.
The 21 year old is hopeful that he can become incorporated into Monk’s senior squad quickly, as he looks to establish himself as a Premier League player. The striker netted 10 times in 19 appearances for Ostersunds last year, and has been deemed ready to make the competitive step up to the English top flight.
Monk has successfully brought some exciting, young talent into Swansea this summer, having already signed James Demetriou from Nottingham Forest and Giancarlo Gallifuoco, the former Tottenham Hotspur man. The manager is about to embark on his first full season in charge at Swansea, but he looks to be building a squad with the long-term future in mind.
‘I’m delighted to be here,’ said Barrow of his transfer. ‘I now can’t wait to get going and improve each day in training and try to score some goals,’ the player continued, ‘I like the way Swansea play football, it reminds me of how I used to play back home. I’ve watched a lot of their games on TV and I was impressed with what I saw.’
The striker will now play beneath Wilfried Bony for the Swans, as long as the club are successful in their attempts to keep hold of the Cote d’Ivoire international. Bony has been linked with a move away from the club for much of the transfer window, but Monk is hopeful that he will not leave.