Barrow pens new four-year deal at Swans
7th January 2015
Swansea City youngster Modou Barrow has committed his long-term future to the club after signing a new four-year contract at the Liberty.
Barrow's new deal ties him to the Swans until the summer of 2018 and is just reward for his impressive start to life in SA1.
Since his arrival on a short-term deal from Swedish side Ostersunds FK in the summer, Barrow became the first Gambian to play in the Barclays Premier League when he came off the bench in the 2-1 win over Arsenal in November.
His exciting cameo against the Gunners earned him further top-flight appearances against Manchester City and Crystal Palace while the 22-year-old scored his first goal for the club in the 6-2 victory over Tranmere in the FA Cup last weekend.
His inclusion in Garry Monk's first-team plans have come on the back of hugely impressive performances for the club's Under-21s side, for whom he has scored five goals in seven appearances.
And after putting pen to paper on his new deal, Barrow revealed his delight in tying up his future with the Swans.
"It's great to sign the new contract," beamed Barrow. "It was an easy decision.
"I came here until January initially, but now I can settle for the next four years.
"My girlfriend and I really like it here and we are really happy. I was delighted to sign the contract.
"It's been amazing to play for the first-team since joining in the summer. I have tried to work as hard as possible in training and when I've been given my chance, but I know I must keep working for further opportunities."