Reading FC playmaker, John Swift, continues to attract admiring glances from the Premier League heading into the January transfer window. The Sheffield Star report how Sheffield United have conceded defeat in their pursuit, but interest from Leeds United, Wolves and others remains.
Swift, 26, has been electric for Reading so far this season in the Championship. He’s scored eight goals and registered a further seven assists, excelling for the Royals once again.
He’s out of contract at Reading in the coming summer, which means this January will be their last chance to cash-in, as Leeds and Wolves circle.
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Over on FLW TV, Swift’s future has gone under the microscope on the EFL Transfer Zone, where journalist Billy Mulley talked up the prospect of the playmaker linking up with Leeds’ other attacking players.
He said: “Leeds is an interesting one because of the high-pressing, counter-attacking football.
“If you think of the likes of Jack Harrison and Raphinha playing off the balls Swift can play, it’s quite a promising sign for Leeds fans, if that was going to happen.
“Over the years, Leeds will have become accustom with Swift and what he can do at Championship level. That would definitely be a good signing for them.”
Leeds are plugging away in their second season back in the Premier League, whilst Wolves are a touch more established.
However, Billy feels that Bruno Lage is lacking a player of Swift’s ilk as the link between the midfield and attack.
He continued: “Wolves are quite similar (to Leeds). They see a lot of possession and work hard off the ball.
“They do, perhaps, miss a player that plays that little bit more advanced than Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho, who can dictate play and carve defences open. That’s where John Swift could step in and cause a lot of problems.
“He’s a very good player and the Premier League is calling his name now.”
Watch the full episode on of the EFL Transfer Zone over on the FLW TV YouTube channel: