Brian McDermott went on to say BBC Radio Berkshire that John Swift is good enough to play for Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United or Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa.
McDermott, a former Reading and Leeds manager, has raved about Swift, who is a key player for the Royals.
The 60-year-old worked with Swift at Reading and knows exactly what he’s capable of.
The star reported in October 2021 that Leeds and Newcastle United were among clubs interested in signing the 26-year-old attacking midfielder.
The 26 year old is out of contact in Reading at the end of the season.
John Swift backed Leeds United or Aston Villa
“He scores goals, he scores goals and I can see him ending up somewhere like Aston Villa or someone like Leeds United.
“He can play, he sees a pass but it’s hard to say [how good he will be] until you bring them into this environment.”
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We think Swift would be a good signing for Leeds given he would be a free agent in the summer of 2022.
As McDermott notes, we won’t know for sure Swift can succeed at Leeds until he actually plays for the Whites.
What we do know is that Swift is a very good and creative midfielder who is still only 26 years old.
His best years are still ahead of him.
The No. 10 Reading has made 33 starts and two substitute appearances in the Championship so far this season.
Swift scored 11 goals and provided 13 assists in those games.
The attacking midfielder scored six goals and gave 10 assists in the league last season.
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