The paper claims that an agreement is already in place between the clubs, with only the official paperwork to be concluded.
Here are three questions and initial reaction from Forest fans related to the deal.
What sort of player are Forest getting?
Barrow can play down either wing and also has experience playing centrally as a forward. His versatility will be extremely useful for Forest over the rest of the season, giving Dougie Freedman extra options in key positions.
What are his main assets?
Other than his versatility, he’s good in possession of the ball and extremely quick. He’ll be a good player for Forest to utilise on the counter attack. He can exploit space and link up with the full-back on either side effectively.
What does it mean for players in Forest’s current squad?
That’s difficult to judge until the deal is confirmed and Freedman starts using him. However, with Jamie Paterson a winger and an unused sub looking back to last weekend, Barrow could arguably force him towards the exit door.
Here is some initial reaction from Forest fans.
Just watched some footage of Barrow.. Raw talent.. RAPID pace & skills in his locker! Decent replacement for when Antonio is knackered #NFFC— John Ferneyhough (@_FERNEY10) March 9, 2015
with Barrow from Swansea linked with Forest I can only imagine it's gonna pave the way for Paterson leaving on loan #nffc— Bradley Catt (@bps_catt) March 9, 2015
Freedman knows a bit about this lad. He had Barrow on trial at Bolton but lost out to Swansea. #nffc— Gareth Roberts (@RedDogRoberts) March 9, 2015