Swiﬞ on Sh­effield United’s radar

The Wokingham Paper - - SPORT - By ANDY PRE­STON apre­ston@wok­ing­ham­pa­per.co.uk

READ­ING mid­fielder John Swift has re­port­edly been on the radar of Premier League Sh­effield United and has been sub­ject to a bid.

Swift has been one of the Roy­als most in­flu­en­tial play­ers since join­ing on a free trans­fer from Chelsea in 2016.

Swift has played a star­ring role for Read­ing this sea­son de­spite the team en­dur­ing a tur­bu­lent sea­son, con­tribut­ing five league goals and 10 as­sists so far this sea­son.

He has been linked with both Sh­effield United and also Leeds United, who are on the verge of pro­mo­tion to the top flight.

Roy­als man­agerMark Bowen re­it­er­ated Swift’s im­por­tance to the side after Read­ing’s 5-0 thrash­ing of Lu­ton Town on Satur­day, but re­mained guarded on the 25-year-old’s fu­ture at the club.

Bowen said: “There will be spec­u­la­tion about him be­cause he’s a very good player. But I don’t want to hear it.”

Swift cur­rently has two years left on his cur­rent con­tract but Bowen ad­mit­ted that some play­ers may have to be sold in the sum­mer if the right of­fers come in.

“There is a dan­ger that play­ers, if the right of­fers come in, could be sold.

“With the fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tion in the game, ev­ery­body seems be look­ing at the sit­u­a­tion week by­week, it’s com­pli­cated.”

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