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Leeds United: Campbell reacts to Swift links

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Pundit Kevin Campbell believes Leeds United could make a ‘great’ addition by bringing Reading midfielder John Swift to Elland Road, Football Insider report.

The Lowdown: Leeds’ lack of midfield additions…

Leeds currently have just four senior midfield options on the books at this moment in time, one of which is Adam Forshaw, who started his first league game in over 700 days prior to the international break.

Jamie Shackleton has also been used at right-back, with the Whites yet to make a permanent senior midfield addition during Marcelo Bielsa’s tenure in charge.

Their last permanent senior midfield addition was Forshaw back in January 2018 in a deal worth £4.5m from Middlesbrough, but it appears as if they may finally now bolster their ranks in the winter window.

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The Latest: Swift links; Campbell reacts

Recent reports have suggested that it is Leeds who are leading the way for Swift’s services in the New Year, with Phil Hay revealing earlier in the week that the Reading man is a player Bielsa loves.

Campbell, who features on Sky Sports, was asked for his thoughts on Swift by Football Insider.

This is what Campbell had to say, believing the Whites need a midfield addition and feels Swift could be a ‘great signing’, should director of football Victor Orta get a transfer over the line.

“I’ve watched him a few times.

“With Bielsa being a fan of his, I can see that being a great signing – they need another midfielder.

“They need some fresh blood in that squad at Leeds United. It will lift spirits all around the club.

“He’s a good player and I have no doubt that he would help them in the Premier League.”

The Verdict: First major January signing under Bielsa?

The Whites tend to do most of their major transfer business under Bielsa in the summer, so this could be one of few key permanent deals in January.

Bringing Swift to Yorkshire could be a wise move to ensure Leeds have enough midfield options for the second half of the season and avoid being dragged into a relegation battle.

The £25,000-a-week star can play as an eight or a ten and has been in fine form in the Championship this season, scoring eight and registering seven goals in 17 appearances.

It seems like a no brainer, but Leeds will have to battle Burnley, Sheffield United and Wolves in the race for Swift’s services.

In other news: Third Leeds man may now return from injury v Spurs as source shares update. 

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