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Middlesbrough eyeing transfer swoop for EFL defender

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Middlesbrough are reportedly eyeing a move for Swansea City full-back Jake Bidwell, according to The Sun’s Alan Nixon (15th August, page 63). 

Bidwell has been with the Swans since 2019, having made 89 appearances in total for the club, after previously being on the books with fellow Championship side QPR.

He made 46 appearances in all competitions last season for the Swans, as they narrowly missed out on promotion into the Premier League, after a defeat to Brentford in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

The Sun’s Alan Nixon claims that a deal could be in place to see Bidwell sign for Neil Warnock’s side this summer, as the Swans are looking at signing Sheffield United’s Max Lowe on a season-long loan deal.

If Lowe was to arrive at Swansea, then Bidwell could be cleared to leave the club in the near future, with the transfer window set to reach a conclusion on 31st August.

Middlesbrough are currently sat seventh in the Championship table, and will be looking to build on a recent 2-1 win over Bristol City at the weekend.

Boro are set to return to action on Wednesday evening, when they take on QPR, in what is likely to be a tricky test for Neil Warnock’s side at the Riverside.

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The Verdict: 

This could turn out to be a smart bit of business by Middlesbrough.

Additional strength in depth in their defensive options this summer would be ideal, as Neil Warnock looks to get the best out of all of his players this season, as they target a top-six finish in the Championship.

Bidwell is an experienced option to have at this level as well, and Boro could do far worse than adding a player of his quality to their team.

He’s played to a high standard whilst with Swansea as well, having featured for them last term, as they narrowly missed out on promotion and it’ll be interesting to see whether Russell Martin’s side are willing to cash-in on the full-back before the transfer window reaches a conclusion.


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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