By Sulayman Bah
Gambia’s Musa Barrow is due to complete his transfer to Bologna today having said his goodbyes to Atalanta teammates.
All the intricacies have been documented and Barrow wasn’t listed in Saturday’s match against inter Milan.
It followed Atalanta’s decision to cash in on the player who agitated for a move to seek playing minutes. The transfer fee is quoted to be 19m euros with the striker’s new club to pay 13m euros up front with the remaining 6m euros to come in as add-ons.
The Gambian’s representatives held prolong negotiations with Bologna’s sports director amid reports all has been sorted including personal terms with only announcement of the deal to make it formal left.
Interest has been high in the Scorpions’ striker after he found playing minutes a herculean task to achieve with others preferred in attack by coach Gasperini at Atalanta.
Bologna had courted the striker for long and latest reports suggest a deal has been completed with all formalities wrapped on a transfer fee quoted to be 19m euros.
If the aforesaid fee is anything to go by, Barrow would then become Gambia’s all-time most expensive foreign-based player in the transfer market.
Dortmund and other German bundesliga sides including Turkish Besiktas have trailed the right-footed goal-getter last season as well as English Premier League’s Tottenham, but those interests faded away following the forward’s dipped form.