A number of Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from Birmingham Live suggesting that Dean Smith’s men are planning to make a bid for Reading midfielder John Swift.
Swift enjoyed an outstanding season in the Championship with the Royals. He scored six goals and provided 10 assists.
He is also a player who worked under Smith at Brentford. And it appears that the Villans boss is targeting a reunion with the 25-year-old at Villa Park.
According to Birmingham Live, Villa are preparing a bid for Swift of between £6-£8 million. It is suggested that Reading are expected to reject the offer, but it is a bid that is higher than what Sheffield United have put on the table.
The news that Villa have targeted Swift has prompted plenty of reaction on social media. Plenty of Villa fans are excited about the prospect of potentially landing the midfielder.
He has been superb for Reading. And several supporters have insisted that he could make the step up to the Premier League ahead of next season.
Of course, it seems that Reading are not going to let him go for around £6 million. But it appears that many Villa fans believe that any fee near that sort of figure would represent a brilliant piece of business.
Here is what some of the Villa supporters make of the reports…
If the Swift rumours at anywhere near 6m are true, it’s a no brainier! Kid can play, has very quick feet and will only increase in value #avfc
— villaparkb6 (@villaparkb6) August 28, 2020
We shouldn’t moan about being linked John Swift too much, yes he is from the championship but he has good attributes & is an upgrade on Lansbury. Remember how unknown & ‘under whelming’ John McGinn was when he first joined….. have faith if it does go through #avfc
— Mike Land (@Mike_Land10) August 28, 2020
Not gonna lie, would 100% take John Swift, he can defo step up.
— AVFC CALM (@Jonny_W89) August 28, 2020
John Swift will be a cracking signing btw. #avfc
— Harvey 🅰️♈️ (@harveyavfc) August 28, 2020
Really hoping the Swift rumours are true. He’s a quality player. One of the standout players in the Championship. Different to what we have too, so a great addition in my opinion. Wouldn’t play every game, but would certainly improve us. #AVFC
— ᴄʜʀɪꜱ ᴅʀɪᴠᴇʀ (@ChrisDriver) August 28, 2020
Swift would be a cracking signing btw.
— EJ (@EddAVFC) August 28, 2020
Why is everyone turning their nose up at John Swift? He’s one of the best all-round central midfielders in the Championship. Basically this season’s John McGinn. #avfc
— Eddie 🦁 (@AlwaystheVillan) August 28, 2020