Aston Villa looking at John Swift as Jack Grealish’s replacement

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Aston Villa are interested in signing the Reading midfielder John Swift this summer.

According to The Reading Chronicle, Dean Smith is keen on the player.

Jack Grealish is expected to leave the club at the end of this season and Aston Villa need to sign a proper replacement. Swift has done well for Reading and he could be a decent alternative.

Sheffield United are thought to be keen as well but Villa could hijack a move.

Swift has six goals and ten assists to his name this season and he would be tempted to move to Aston Villa if they can stay up. Survival is in their own hands now and Villa just have to match Watford’s final day result.

Even if Aston Villa go down, joining them would be a step up for the 25-year-old midfielder.

The report claims that no official bid has been made yet.

It remains to be seen if Aston Villa come forward with an offer in the coming months. He could be a cheap alternative to Grealish for them.

It will be interesting to see how the final day in the Premie League unfolds now. A lot of Villa’s transfer plans could depend on them staying in the top flight for another season.

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