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Marcelo Bielsa ‘green lights’ move for John Swift

Marcelo Bielsa ‘green lights’ move for John Swift

Leeds United’s automatic promotion hopes may have suffered a blow at the weekend and that will have surely upped the anti at Elland Road. The final six games may turn out to be the most important Marcelo Bielsa has been a part of during his tenure with the Championship outfit.

One thing that is for certain is that the Whites will need to make some additions in the upcoming summer transfer window and it appears the Argentine has made it clear that he wants a particular midfielder at the club next season.

What’s the News?

According to Football Insider, Bielsa has given Leeds the green light for the club to make a swoop for Reading’s John Swift in the summer, regardless of whether they are playing in the Championship or Premier League.

It is claimed the Whites’ boss sees the 23-year-old as an ‘ideal fit’ in his free-flowing side and has been impressed by what he has seen in person and through his recruitment process.

The Verdict:

Swift has been excellent for Reading this season and has made a real impression with his performances in the Championship.

The 23-year-old could compliment Leeds’ current options in the midfield with his ability to drive forward with the ball and has the ability to score and create goals from a number 10 position, with three apiece so far.

However, whether the former Chelsea graduate is what Leeds need or if he would be an upgrade on what they already have available remains to be seen.

Bielsa already has the likes of Mateusz Klich, Kalvin Phillips and Adam Forshaw that are capable of playing the same roles as Swift, whilst the Reading midfielder would not exactly bring any further experience to the side, especially if they do manage to achieve promotion to the Premier League at the end of the campaign.

Leeds fans, do you think Swift would be a worthwhile signing for the club? Can you understand why Bielsa wants to bring him to Elland Road? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.

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