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£15m clause to bargain deal? Leeds United signing Modou Barrow valued highly by Swansea

Swansea City's Modou Barrow in action with Watford's Miguel Britos and Jose Holebas

Leeds signing Modou Barrow reportedly has a £15 million release clause.

Leeds United pulled a rabbit out of the hat on deadline day to land Swansea City winger Modou Barrow, beating competition from Newcastle.

The Whites landed Barrow on loan after the Gambian was told he could leave by new boss Paul Clement.

Swansea City's Modou Barrow in action with Southampton's Oriol RomeuSwansea City's Modou Barrow in action with Southampton's Oriol Romeu

Despite the fact he was considered expendable this month, Barrow is valued highly by the Swansea hierarchy - with The Mirror reporting his contract contains a release clause of £15 million.


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Barrow extended his deal last summer, signing a contract until 2019.

The Mirror reported that Premier League champions Leicester City and Southampton were both keen last summer and were expected to return for the winger in January.

Swansea were only willing to entertain a loan deal for Barrow, who has struggled for a run in the Swansea team since signing in 2014, with the club recently appointing their fourth permanent manager during that spell.

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho in action with Swansea City's Modou BarrowLiverpool's Philippe Coutinho in action with Swansea City's Modou Barrow

For Barrow it has come full circle, with Garry Monk bringing him to Leeds, just as he did at Swansea two-and-a-half years ago.

Barrow has not performed like a £15 million player - the value of his release clause - and fortunately for Leeds, this means if they do choose to sign him in the summer then they could land him at a knock down price.

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