Leeds United are reportedly rivalling Sheffield United in the race to sign Reading midfielder John Swift this summer with the Blades said to have tabled an offer – and Whites fans have reacted on Twitter.
Swift, 25, has been in excellent form for Reading once again this season. The England Under-21 international has had a hand in 15 goals during his 35 Championship appearances – scoring five and creating 10.
That is in a side that sit well down the pyramid in 16th place. He has a contract at Reading until the summer of 2022, but that has not stopped Sheffield United from making an offer to sign the ex-Chelsea man.
Indeed, the Reading Chronicle claim that Leeds and Sheffield United are both interested though the Premier League side have tabled an offer to land Reading’s number 10. It remains to be seen how much he will cost.
Leeds have numerous options in central midfield alongside Mateusz Klich, but since Marcelo Bielsa took over, they have failed to find a permanent partner for the Poland international.
Now, Bielsa may have identified the man he wants to fill the spot next to Klich in midfielder – in the form of Swift. Many Leeds fans believe he would be a good signing for their club in the coming months.
Would be a superb signing. No chance unless we are promoted
— Simon F (@sycophanticsimo) July 3, 2020
Need to be quick
— Aizlewoods Fingers (@Dave_Pez) July 3, 2020
At that value I probably would be happy to have him
— RyanJohnson (@ryanlpjohnson) June 30, 2020
Who would he replace, won’t get in a Premiership Leeds, wouldn’t get in the current team
— DehallovLUFC ?? (@davedunroamin) June 30, 2020
Always liked Swift, would happily have him at Leeds
— Olly Wood (@Olly_Wood21) June 30, 2020
Would love John Swift at Leeds #lufc
— The Fallen Giants (@FallenGiants) July 3, 2020