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Leeds United Transfer News: Swansea’s Modou Barrow joins Garry Monk’s side on loan

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Leeds acquire Gambian international Modou Barrow on loan for the rest of the 2016/17 season.

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Barrow has the Premier League experience that could make all difference.
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Leeds United’s second signing of the window has been confirmed - Modou Barrow has completed his loan move from Swansea. As reported here earlier today, Leeds had been interested in the Gambian winger who was originally signed by Garry Monk during his time at Swansea.

The arrival of Barrow adds further pace in the attacking areas. He has made 47 appearances for Swansea in the three seasons. He also has experience in the Championship, having been on loan at both Nottingham Forest and Blackburn retrospectively.

Barrow had attracted interest from other Premier League clubs but decided on West Yorkshire as his home... for at least the next few months.

Barrow's crossing, pace and ability to beat a defender will be an asset for Leeds as the chase for promotion heats up over the next few months. Like Pedraza, who signed earlier in the day, Barrow is a winger who can play further forward and, if called upon, is comfortable playing as a striker.

The signing of Barrow is definitely a statement of intent from the Leeds owners and shows the level at which we are currently aiming.

Leeds' business today has been around strengthening the wide areas - Pedraza and Barrow are both young natural footballers. The idea of having some much pace within the side is an exciting prospect for us as Leeds fans and a frightening one for the wing backs in the Championship.

Both players won’t be available for selection for tomorrow night’s game, but I expect both to feature on Sunday in the West Yorkshire derby against Huddersfield.

These additions, along with the current players, make Leeds a formidable outfit and for once transfer deadline day finishes on a positive note for Leeds United. MOT