By Will Butcher
Newcastle fans have questioned their club on Twitter after they were reportedly interested in signing Swansea’s Modou Barrow.
Known for his electrifying pace, speed machine Barrow has the ability to glide past full-backs before reaching the byline and looking to cross.
With the Toon desperate to sign a winger this month, Barrow has been targeted after the Shields Gazette revealed that a move for Andros Townsend had hit the rocks.
Newcastle fans have reacted with disappointment on Twitter after comparing Swansea’s Barrow to former Toon ace Townsend, with some hilarious responses summing up fans’ beliefs.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
In all seriousness I think id rather have mo farrah play for us the mo barrow! Hardly a necessary signing! #NUFC
— Shadders (@Shadders86) January 23, 2017
— Andy Whittick (@whittick14) January 23, 2017
#NUFC really need a winger – but if it's only Modou Barrow, may as well not bother.
— Marc Jobling #FPL (@MarcJobling) January 23, 2017
Barrow is awful, watched him a few times and he is abysmal. If you can't get in the Swansea team this season you aren't a good player #nufc
— Geoff Woods (@GeoffWoods1) January 23, 2017
Home after a very very long day, I know I'm sleep deprived, but what's this I'm reading, Barrow and not Toonsend !! What ?? #nufc
— John Dixon (@DickoNortheast) January 23, 2017
Barrow has played 19 games in all competitions this season, providing three assists, with his last appearance coming during the 3-0 defeat against Bournemouth in December.
However, Swansea’ number 17 has failed to score this season and scored just twice in 55 league and cup appearances during his time with the Welsh giants.
In other Newcastle transfer news, the Toon are one of six teams interested in this 23-year-old Championship star.