Reading have confirmed that Mo Barrow has left the club to join South Korean side Jeonbuk Hyundai on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee.
The Gambian winger made 82 appearances in total for the Royals, but spent last season out on loan away from the Madejski Stadium.
Barrow scored some crucial goals for the Berkshire-based side, and will be hoping that he can recapture his best form for the South Korean champions at the earliest of opportunities.
The 27-year-old spent last season on loan with Turkish side Denizlispor, where he scored three goals in 24 appearances during the 2019/20 season.
But with the off-the-field situation, it was likely that the Royals were going to cash-in on some players as they look to clear out the ‘deadwood’ from the current playing squad.
Plenty of Reading supporters took to social media to issue their thoughts on Barrow’s permanent departure from the club.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
We were desperate for an out and out winger this season. Mo would have made a difference IMO. Was huge part of why we stayed up last season.
— Chris Smith (@cjlsmith87) July 20, 2020
Hopefully a nice fee come in for him too
— cameron macken (@ronniemac93) July 20, 2020
Let the clear-out commence
— joely (@dingjoely) July 20, 2020
And so the summer begins
— josh buck (@joshbuck5) July 20, 2020
Good luck Mo ⚽
— Clare D 🐾 (@claredoc76) July 20, 2020
1.5m is decent value for a player with only a year left on his contract. Mannone, Popa and Barrow must all have been on high wages so a good start to the clear out. #readingfc
— Jonathan Holdstock (@JH7123) July 20, 2020
Good deal if we got £1 and half million for Barrow. For a player that didn’t want to be here and attitude was awful. #readingfc
— Robbos Gobcast (@RGobcast) July 20, 2020
That’s a good fee with a year left & a player that doesn’t fancy it. Covid value too
— Nick Houlton (@Houlton11) July 20, 2020
Would have been better business to have had Mo in the team this year !!
— Steve Griffiths (@ShamanGriff) July 20, 2020
So that's the first one off the wage bill, Barrow off to South Korea. Definitely a few more to follow in the next couple of weeks #readingfc
— Tom Maynard (@ttmaynard) July 20, 2020
Without knowing his wages, I'd have kept him. But assume we'd needed to have him take a very high % cut to remain, will be missed.
— Reading FC 106 (@Reading106) July 20, 2020
Wages were through the roof so had to offload
— just me (@awaydays77) July 20, 2020