Leeds United look set to launch a January move for Reading star John Swift according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Swift links
Leeds were first linked with the former Chelsea man back in 2019 while they were still in the Championship. As we know, the 26-year-old remained with The Royals and is currently enjoying a brilliant season in the second tier.
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Phil Hay has revealed in recent months that Marcelo Bielsa is a big fan of Swift and recently stated that a January move could be a realistic one for the Whites, and it seems as if Victor Orta is now set to make his move.
The Latest: Source shares update
Football Insider shared a story early on Thursday morning regarding Leeds and Swift. They relayed claims suggesting that Orta wants a number six and a number eight in the New Year, with Swift fitting in the latter of the two categories.
A Leeds source informed the site the Whites are lining up a winter window swoop for Swift, with his £7m asking price set to drop as he enters the final six months of his contract.
The Verdict: Sign
Leeds have been tracking Swift for a number of years now, so they’d know just how he’d fit into Bielsa’s squad.
Swift has already contributed to 17 Championship goals and has even played on the left and in a second striker role in 2021/22. His versatility may well appeal to Bielsa, and at a fee under £7m, it appears to be a no brainer.
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