Reading FC are expected to sell star midfielder John Swift to Premier League side Sheffield United, the Reading Chronicle understands.

The Blades are set to sign Swift for a cut-price fee of just £3.5m, beating Yorkshire rivals and newly-promoted Leeds United to the signing of the former England U21 midfielder.

Swift was signed in 2016 by Jaap Stam has notched a relatively impressive 21 goals from attacking midfield in 149 games for the club.


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In the 2019-20 season, Swift has been one of the shining lights of the Reading side - contributing with six goals and 10 assists in 40 appearances.

Mark Bowen has also give Swift the captain's armband in recent weeks, despite his imminent sale.

It is thought that Swift is one of a number of first team stars that could be heading to the exit door as Reading feel the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent implications on the income of the club.