Following the arrivals of Leroy Fer and Mike van der Hoorn to the Swansea ranks this week, there was more good news for Francesco Guidolin today with talented young winger Modou Barrow penning a new deal.
Barrow enjoyed a decent season last year with some eye-catching performances towards the tail end of the campaign. The 23-year-old will be hoping to add to his 36 appearances to date as he is very much considered now to be part of the first team having spent some time with the under-21 setup.
His only league goal for the club came in an away trip to Bournemouth last season, even though he started that game Barrow has mainly been deployed as an impact substitute. His quick feet and movement proving a very notable asset.
"I am delighted to have signed a new contract," Barrow told the Swans' official website.
"Now I've signed a longer contract, I really want to push on here," he said, adding that "on a personal level, I want to get the fans on their feet".
Barrow spoke highly of Guidolin, expressing his delight that "the manager gave me alot of chances to prove myself in games", and that he's now looking forward to "improving under him" even more.
Competition for places
With Nathan Dyer also returning following his spell with Premier League Champions Leicester City, there are plenty of options within the squad for Guidolin to consider.
Wayne Routledge and Jefferson Montero are the other two widemen who will be hoping to impress during the Swans' pre season programme which commences with a tour of the United States. The South Wales club will play two matches against Charlotte Independence and the Richmond Kickers.
It will be interesting to see who comes out on top prior to the start of the new campaign.