West Ham keen on Reading midfielder John Swift
West Ham are interested in bringing Reading midfielder John Swift to the London Stadium this January, according to ExWHUemployee.
The trusted Hammers insider mentioned on the latest episode of The West Ham Way podcast that the 26-year-old English attacker has caught the attention of the club.
However, a winter transfer move could prove herculean with the Championship outfit not likely to be open to selling him this month, but the Irons will continue to keep tabs on him.
Swift has bagged eight goals and nine assists in 22 league games this term, and that is a solid return for someone in his position.
West Ham want Jesse Lingard, but a deal could prove difficult to strike, and it appears David Moyes has identified a contingency plan and will move for the Reading star.
The Madejski Stadium outfit are currently 21st in the table, and with relegation a possibility, losing their best player midway through the campaign is the last thing they want right now.
However, a huge bid from the Irons could force their hands, but it remains to be seen whether the club are ready to splash the cash this month.
While Swift could help add goals from midfield, signing a forward and a centre-back appears to be of greater priority for the Hammers, and they could be willing to wait till summer before landing an attacking midfielder.
The club have to make the most of the window to strengthen their squad, and getting it right could help boost their top-four chances.
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