Swansea City have yet to receive any transfer offer for defender Jake Bidwell this summer amid reported interest from Middlesbrough, according to Wales Online reporter Ian Mitchelmore.
It was reported by The Sun on Sunday (15/08/2021, P63) that Middlesbrough are interested in making a potential move for Bidwell this summer as they aim to bolster their options down the left-hand side of their defence before the transfer window closes.
The report added that Middlesbrough could be set to pay a fee of around £2.5 million for the left-back as they aim to wrap up a deal for the 28-year-old to solve one of their key areas of weakness in terms of squad depth.
It was believed that Swansea have been eyeing up a potential loan swoop for Sheffield United’s Max Lowe in the event that they receive an acceptable offer for Bidwell at some stage.
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However, the latest update on Bidwell’s situation from Wales Online reporter Ian Mitchelmore has revealed that the Swans are yet to receive any offers from Middlesbrough for the left-back.
The report added that £2.5 million is a sum of money that Russell Martin’s side would find difficult to turn down for him.
This somewhat clears things up for now with Swansea at the moment having yet to receive an offer that tempts them into cashing in on Bidwell this summer.
However, Middlesbrough appear to still very much be eyeing up a swoop for the left-back before the window closes.
It would be very difficult for Swansea to lose such a key player with time running out in the window to replace him. Having said that though if they were to receive £2.5 million for him or somewhere around that figure and then sign Lowe from Sheffield United then it would not look like too bad business by the Swans really.
You can see why Middlesbrough are after Bidwell and he would be one of the best players that they could possibly attract to solve their left-back issues.
Neil Warnock could be the perfect manager to get the best out of the 28-year-old and he would add a lot of extra quality going forwards for Boro as well as defensively.
Swansea are going to have to seriously consider whether they should cash in on the defender this summer if Middlesbrough were to come in with an acceptable sort of offer for him at this stage.