After an impressive campaign thus far, Sky Bet Championship side Reading are set to have a fight on their hands to keep hold of midfielder John Swift beyond this season.
The former Chelsea man has been a standout performer for the Royals this season, scoring four goals and producing three assists for Jose Gomes’ men.
But with the Berkshire club fighting for their lives at the bottom end of the Championship table, reports have emerged claiming that Leeds United are weighing up a £7million move for the playmaker, as they look to finally replace Samu Saiz who departed for Getafe in December.
Reading fans are likely to be divided after this emerging transfer news, with the general consensus feeling that £7million is a decent sum of money for a player who has hardly set the world alight in the Championship over the last two seasons.
With that being said, here, we take a look at Reading fans’ reactions to this latest transfer link…
A consistent Swift would be worth it and he has the potential still to further improve and sort the consistency. If they got promoted and the first bid was £7m then surely, that'll only increase with negotiation? Money is thrown around like nothing in the prem nowadays
— Max Howard (@MaxHoward_15) April 9, 2019
reluctantly but we must sign Baker, Swift is massive for us
— Alex Stone (@_alexgstone) April 9, 2019
head says yes, heart says no chance
— ethan (@uzitape) April 9, 2019
Tricky one, like Swift as a player & on his day he is a match winner. However I think the club need to start addressing its financial issues to start going forward in the long term. #ReadingFC
— Steven Kemp (@kempy26783) April 9, 2019
I would take £7m. Keep Ejaria, Oliveria and Baker with that Money..
— Chris Hartley (@Chartley1983) April 9, 2019
15 at least… mostly because of his age
— Theodoros (@Theodoros04) April 10, 2019
Largely depends what division each club is in.
If Leeds in PL then with the new TV deal we could try to get double that.
Having said that if we are in L1, we may feel it important to get higher earners off the books and get fees wherever we can. Plus Swifty’s feet may be itchier.
— Russell L. Parker (@RussellLParker) April 9, 2019
If we could push for 8 that would hopefully be enough for Oliveira and Baker, maybe Miazga at a push, would be a trade worth doing (depending on how much Chelsea getfrom that fee)
— Ben (@Ben_CFR) April 9, 2019
If he wants to go then hopefully we can push them to 9 or 10 mil
— Rob ???????????????????????? (@Rob87878) April 9, 2019