Wolves have been linked with a transfer for Reading midfielder John Swift.

According to the Sheffield Star, the club are considering making a bid for the Royals ace, who is out of contract next summer.

Swift is a key player for Reading, and has already notched eight goals and seven assists in 17 appearances this season.

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Such numbers have seemingly made him a marked man, with Sheffield United, Burnley and Leeds United also mentioned as keen.

Given this situation, Wolves have surely got to make some enquiries.

At the moment, Bruno Lage is really lacking depth in midfield.

Ruben Neves, Joao Mourinho and Leander Dendoncker are the only central options right now, after Morgan Gibbs-White was allowed to leave on loan in the summer.

There is a reasonable chance that the club will look to strengthen in January.

Lots of supporters have thrown their weight behind a new swoop for Renato Sanches.

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Renato Sanches (Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

Apparently Wolves could make a bid for the Portugal international.


But Wolves could probably do with another body – and Swift would arguably make a great squad signing.

He’s an attack-minded midfielder who has a goal in him. And he can also create.

Obviously, the Premier League is a big step up.

But we have seen in recent times, the likes of Said Benrahma, Jarrod Bowen and Ollie Watkins all doing well after moving up to the top-flight.

Swift would be a decent squad addition in January for Wolves

15 goal contributions already is very impressive going, especially from a midfielder.

Only Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic has more than that in the Championship so far (20 goals, five assists).

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John Swift (Photo by Catherine Ivill – AMA/Getty Images)

Two midfielders in January would be ideal, and if Sanches is going to be one, then he might be expensive.

Therefore, Wolves may not have too much cash to throw at another. But with Swift out of contract and coming from the second tier, he surely wouldn’t be very costly at all.

Given the level of interest him, there’s an indication there that he is ready to move up a division.

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