English championship player moves to the K League


A signing out of the left-field was completed this week as Gambia international Mo Barrow joined Jeonbuk from English side Reading. The winger has since his move to Swansea in 2014 found it difficult to hold down a place in a team and will be hoping this is a fresh start. 

Barrow heads to Korea 

Despite some of his time in Europe being ill-fainted the 27-year-old did enjoy some success with his latest club Reading playing  82 matches and scoring 14 goals. His game time though became limited and he was forced out on loan to Turkish side Denizlispor where he played 24 times scoring three goals.

Then with a year left on his contract it was clear it was time for him to look for a new move and this was found in the form of Jeonbuk in the K League. The deal was announced this week after the player had completed his two-weeks in self-isolation.

It is a move that some fans are unsure of but Barrow for sure will bring with him plenty of experience. As after starting his career in Sweeden he moved to English football in 2014 with Swansea City. 

His move to Swansea did not work out so well and he later went on to play for Nottingham Forest, Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United and Reading while also having a spell in Turkey this season with Denizlispor.

He is a player then who has plenty of experience at a high-level and even played with the FC Seoul new returning hero Ki Sung-yueng. This is also not the only link the player has to the K League as he played with Moon Seon-min when in Sweden with Ã–stersunds FK. 

Although Moon is currently away from Jeonbuk on military duty playing at Sangju. It is understood that the advice from both also helped him make the move and it is reported that after leaving his Reading contract a year early he is taking a pay cut to join the K League. 

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