Apparent Sheffield United target and Reading midfielder, John Swift, faces missing the rest of the season through injury, per reports.
The Blades were admirers of Swift in the summer. However, the Reading ownership dug their heels in and raised the price on Swift, something United refused to meet at the time.
But with John Lundstram set to leave in the summer, the Sheffield Star claimed back in October that Swift remained firmly on United’s radar.
And while the Blades have been ravaged by injury this season, it seems that curse has found its way to their transfer targets too. Per Berkshire Live, Swift has suffered a recurrence of his hamstring injury and could now miss the rest of the season.
It would mean a campaign compiling of just the nine appearances for the talented Reading man. He faces missing out until at least April, at which point it might be pointless him even risking getting back into the action.
Sheffield United admirers of John Swift but should injury problems be a concern?
This is typical of this season for Sheffield United and it’s not even concerning a player we have on the books.
Should we be relegated, which in all likelihood it looks like we will be, then Swift would be the ideal player to come in. With Lundstram going, and Sander Berge also potentially up for sale, the Blades would need someone with creativity and goals in the locker.
Swift certainly has that. However, a hamstring injury can be a big worry and it’s something the Blades medical team would need to keep a keen eye on if the club did move for the Royals ace.
John Swift is a talent and proven Championship performer. But the last thing this United team needs is another injury plagued player.