Coventry City have been linked with a deadline-day swoop of West Bromwich Albion playmaker John Swift, according to journalist Tom Collomosse.
The 28-year-old is the subject of interest from the Sky Blues ahead of the closure of the transfer window, but a potential deal isn’t close at this stage.
Who is John Swift?
The midfielder began his career with Chelsea, whilst enjoying loan spells with Rotherham United, Swindon Town and Brentford. He joined Reading in 2016, becoming a star for the Royals making over 200 appearances before opting to sign for West Bromwich Albion.
Swift has contributed to 19 goals in 53 matches at the Hawthorns so far, including two goals in his first five appearances so far this season. He’s also worked with Sky Blues assistant manager Adi Viveash, suggesting a possible reason for the interest.
A mixture of starts
Coventry City suffered an opening day loss to Leicester City, despite Kyle McFadzean’s opener. However, Mark Robins’ side are currently unbeaten in their last three games, beating Middlesbrough 3-0 with a brace from Matt Godde , before draws against Swansea and Sunderland.
Meanwhile, West Bromwich Albion are unbeaten in their last three matches, picking up seven points from a possible nine on offer, including a thumping 4-2 win against Middlesbrough.
What’s been said?
Journalist Tom Collomosse tweeted…
‘John Swift: Coventry showed interest this week but talks did not progress particularly far, given West Brom’s valuation. Still time to revive interest – though not much of it.’
As a Coventry City fan, John Swift joining the club would make a lot of sense given the links to Adi Viveash and the fact the club need another midfielder to replace Gustavo Hamer.
However, it is important that Coventry City don’t over-pay for him this summer, as the club will have plenty of other alternatives to move to if Swift proves to be too costly.