Leeds United are set to renew their interest in Reading midfielder John Swift when the summer transfer window reopens, a report from Football Insider has claimed.
The Whites were previously thought to be keen on a move for Swift last summer – although no bid materialised 12 months ago – but that may change this time around.
According to the latest reports, Leeds are considering Swift as a potential target for when the market returns later in the year.
A former member of Chelsea’s academy, Swift joined Reading back in the summer of 2016, and has since gone on to make 144 appearances in all competitions for the Royals, scoring 20 goals and providing 20 assists in that time.
Those returns include five goals and 11 assists this season alone, and it is thought that Leeds will pursue Swift regardless of whether or not they win promotion this season, as the club believe the 25-year-old is capable of competing at either Premier League or Championship level.
There are currently two years remaining on Swift’s contract at Reading, securing his future at the Madejski Stadium until the end of the 2021/22 season.
It has however been suggested that the Royals could be forced to sell their prized asset in the summer due to the financial impact of the season’s postponement and subsequent move behind closed.
That is something that it now seems Leeds could look to take advantage of, and Swift’s record this season in particular seems to imply he could be a useful addition to their side.
From his perspective, the chance to play for a side who will be expected to challenge for promotion to the Premier League at the very least next season should be appealing for Swift, meaning you feel this is a deal that could happen quite easily, should it be one that Leeds decide to pursue.