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Everything Nottingham Forest fans must know about reported loan target Modou Barrow

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Nottingham Forest are reportedly pursuing a deal for Swansea City forward Modou Barrow.

According to the BBC, Swansea City''s young forward Modou Barrow could join Nottingham Forest on loan this week.

Forest need an extra forward after the season-ending injury to striker Britt Assombalonga, and it's believed that Barrow could join on loan until the end of the season.

Barrow is far from a household name in the Football League, so here are five things Forest fans should know about their reported transfer target ahead of his possible arrival at the City Ground.

  1. Barrow, 22, joined Swansea City last summer after a lengthy career in Sweden, playing for the likes of Mjolby, Norrkoping, Varbergs and Ostersunds.

  2. After ten goals in 19 games for Ostersunds, Barrow earned his move to Swansea - who fought off interest from Bolton Wanderers to sign him, who were of course managed by current Forest boss Dougie Freedman at the time.

  3. After making his Premier League debut against Arsenal back in November, Barrow bagged his first Swans goal in the 6-2 FA Cup win over Tranmere in January, also bagging an assist in that game.

  4. Barrow stands at just 5ft 9in tall, but possesses superb pace and can play either out wide - preferably from the right hand side so he can cut in on his left foot - or up front, which will certain help Forest in their pursuit of a play-off place.

  5. At international level, Barrow has yet to commit his future to a nation. Eligible to play for both Gambia and Sweden, Barrow hasn't made his mind up yet - but it surely won't be long before he's representing one of them.

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