Wolves are believed to be in the race to sign Reading midfielder John Swift in January but face strong competition from other Premier League clubs.
The Lowdown: Swift in scintillating form
The 26-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic start to the season on an individual level, chipping in with 15 goal contributions in just 17 Championship appearances.
The midfielder has scored eight goals and registered seven assists, also averaging 2.8 key passes per game, which is comfortably more than Wolves’ leading player in that metric, Raul Jimenez with 1.8.
Swift could now potentially be on the move in January as a number of clubs line up possible bids for him.
Who should Wolves sign?
The Latest: Wolves eye up move
That’s according to The Sheffield Star, who claimed that Sheffield United are no longer interested in a move because Premier League clubs have emerged in the race.
Wolves are one of those while Burnley and Leeds United are also considered potential suitors, with Swift’s current deal expiring at the end of the season.
The Verdict: A different type of option
Swift may not be the big name that some Wolves fans might like to see come in but he has enjoyed a huge influence at Reading and could be a shrewd signing.
The fact that he could possibly be snapped up on a free transfer due to his contract expiry date is an added bonus and he could offer something different to the likes of Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves, whose greatest strengths perhaps lie in breaking up the play with tackles.
Swift’s ability to find the net regularly from midfield could be a great asset – he has been hailed as ‘super talented’ by Reading boss Veljko Paunovic – not to mention giving Wolves more depth in the middle of the park.
In other news, Wolves reportedly missed out on the signing of one player. Find out who it is here.
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