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West Brom must seal John Swift swoop



West Bromwich Albion have been linked with signing John Swift from Reading this summer, and now a new update has emerged on the player’s future.

What’s the latest?

According to Berkshire Live, the midfielder is expected to have played his last game for Reading as transfer interest boils over with many clubs interested in snapping up the player this summer.

Talks are ongoing over his future but the midfielder now seems destined to leave the club.

The report has said that talks are ongoing regarding his future but has attracted the interest of several clubs, with Leeds United, Burnley, Brentford and West Brom all linked to the playmaker.

Bruce must swoop

With bold competition from several clubs including established Premier League sides, Bruce must do all he can to swoop for the Reading star this summer as he would be the perfect fit for West Brom.

The Baggies boss has already outlined that he wants to bring in more “creative” players to the midfield at The Hawthorns this summer in an interview this month with Express & Star:

“We need to find a couple of midfielders who can be a bit more creative,” he told the press.

Should West Brom sign John Swift?

With that being said, Swift is the exact profile of a player that Bruce is looking to add to the West Brom outfit, scoring 34 goals and contributing 34 assists for Reading in his 202 appearances in the centre of the pitch at the club.

This season alone, the £25k-per-week ace who was hailed “talented” and a “big asset” by former manager Jaap Stam, has been a force for his Championship side with SofaScore recording him as the highest-rated player in the Reading squad, and rightly so when you consider his output.

Swift has been successful in the majority of his dribbles (58%), scored 11 goals and served up 13 assists, created ten big chances and makes 2.7 key passes on average per game in his 38 appearances this season, proving that he is an incredibly creative player in attacking play and identifies as the exact player Bruce is keen to bring into his side.

Ultimately, West Brom will have to fight off their competition to make sure they can secure the signature of the midfielder this summer as this kind of attacking output is exactly what the team has been missing this season, and exactly what they need to push on for promotion back to the Premier League next season.

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