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6 assists: The Reading man who could be heading for the Madejski Stadium exit door



Reading FC supporters are set for a potentially nervous transfer window, with key players likely to be linked with a summer exit from the Madejski Stadium. 

The Royals are tight on finances to comply with FFP regulations, so Jose Gomes is likely to cash in on some of his key players ahead of next year’s campaign.

Mo Barrow is one of the first names to be linked with a move elsewhere, with journalist, Courtney Friday claiming that he is attracting interest from two Turkish clubs.

Barrow is the subject of our FLW spotlight this week, so we look into how much of an impact he had in Jose Gomes’ side last season.

The Gambian hasn’t been the most of consistent players for Reading this season, but he’s certainly made a notable contribution into their Championship survival.

Barrow scored just four goals for the Royals, which doesn’t make the best of reading, especially given that he played the second-half of the season as a makeshift striker.

He did make six assists in total though, and was a real attacking threat, with his pace and trickery causing defenders all sorts of problems throughout the season.

The 26-year-old attempted one dribble per game, which will certainly come as surprise given that he is arguably one of Reading’s most creative players.

He made an average of 1.2 key passes per game, and with a pass success rate of 70.9%, it shows that he’s had a relatively quiet season for the Royals.

Another statistic that will make interesting reading is that Barrow only attempts an average of 0.6 shots per game, which as a makeshift striker, shows that he had little impact for the Berkshire-based side.

If Reading receive an offer in the region of £2.5m, then they’ll surely be tempted to accept as he’s struggled for consistency and some of the funds could be used to reinvest into next season.

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Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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