In the second half of the 2022 season, all of the Gambia national teams who played ‘ace play’ at Jeonbuk Hyundai suddenly left for Saudi Arabia.
On the 16th (Korean time), Al-Ahli of the Saudi second division announced the recruitment of Jeonbuk striker Barrow through official SNS.
Barrow immediately joined Al-Ahli training. After being warmly welcomed by his new colleagues, he entered life in the Middle East with a beaming smile.
Barrow started his career in Sweden and moved to the big leagues in the summer of 2014 when he moved to Swansea City, then in the English Premier League.
After that, he went to English clubs such as Nottingham Forest, Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United (on loan), Reading, and Denizlispor in Turkey (on loan) before joining Jeonbuk in the summer of 2020.
Barrow, who has the quick sprint and dribble breakthrough he showed during his Premier League days, and his decisiveness, recorded 18 goals and 12 assists in 63 K-League 1 matches for two and a half seasons in Jeonbuk. Jeonbuk’s total record for the Asian Football Confederation Champions League and FA Cup was 28 goals and 17 assists in 90 games.
In particular, Barrow’s performance in the second half of the 2022 season played an important role in helping Jeonbuk survive and compete for the lead with Ulsan until the end.
At the beginning of the season, at a time when Barrow could not join due to the Africa Cup of Nations schedule, Jeonbuk was sluggish with 1 win, 2 draws and 3 losses until the 6th round, except for the victory in the opening game. 카지노사이트
After Barrow joined, Jeonbuk recorded only 4 losses until the end of the season. As much as that, Barrow’s influence in attack and midfield was great.
Barrow suddenly left Jeonbuk and chose to go to Saudi Arabia.
With one year remaining on the contract, Jeonbuk collected the transfer fee, but had to suddenly let go of the main striker.
A Jeonbuk official said in a phone call with Xports News on the 17th, “Barrow was in Gambia after the season was over and was scheduled to join Gustavo at the clubhouse for winter training.” said
“It looked like he would join the training camp in Spain, but suddenly an official offer came in from the Saudi club, and the story progressed rapidly,” he said. I think my heart was moved by Daewoo,” he explained.
Jeonbuk, which sent Barrow, quickly started looking for a replacement.
Jeonbuk will start the 2023 season with the derby between defending champions Ulsan Hyundai and Hyundai at Munsu Stadium in Ulsan at 2:00 pm on February 25.
With a little over a month left, preparing an alternative to Barrow emerged as an urgent task.
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