Wolves transfer news: 'Fantastic talent' with 12 goal involvements wanted at Molineux

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Tom Barclay has dubbed Wolves transfer target John Swift a 'fantastic talent'.

The journalist also said he wouldn't be surprised to see several clubs interested in the Reading midfielder, whose contract is due to expire at the end of the season. 

What's the latest transfer news involving John Swift?

Last month it was reported by Football League World that a number of Premier League clubs are interested in signing Swift. 

Their keenness on the former Chelsea youngster stems from the fact his contract runs out next summer, combined with the Royals' promotion hopes this season being dashed by an impending points deduction. 

Reading were reportedly hoping top flight football could convince Swift to sign a new deal, but that scenario now looks incredibly unlikely. 

Wolves, Crystal Palace and Norwich have all been mooted as potential suitors and its suggested Reading may be forced to cash in before running the risk of losing the 26-year-old on a free transfer in the summer. 

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What has Tom Barclay said about Wolves target John Swift?

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, journalist Barclay gave a glowing review of Swift, but revealed that injury problems have disrupted an otherwise impressive career. 

He further claimed that Swift's contract situation is likely to attract suitors. 

Barclay said to GMS: "If John Swift's contract is up in the summer then I think a lot of clubs would be looking at him because he's been a fantastic talent for a long time. Injury problems have been the bane of his football career sadly. 

"But if he can stay fit and has a season where he does well then it wouldn't surprise me if clubs were after him." 

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What are John Swift's stats this season?

Swift has enjoyed an excellent start to the season in the Championship. 

The Reading midfielder has notched up seven goals and five assists in 11 games, meaning he's provided more goal involvements than made appearances. 

He's also averaged 2.1 shots, 2.7 key passes, 1.1 accurate crosses and 1.7 dribbles per game while producing a pass success rate of 84.6%. 

He's predominantly operated in central attacking midfield, but has also made two appearances as a holding player in the engine room. 

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Finally Swift's time to shine?

Like many Chelsea youngsters, a lot was expected from Swift when he was making a name for himself in the Blues' academy - he was also part of the England U21 side that won the Toulon Tournament in 2016. 

But it hasn't quite happened for him at the top level just yet. After a series of loan moves to the Football League, he joined Reading permanently in 2016 and has shown flurries of great form for them - however injuries have always halted his progress. 

A return of 30 goals and 30 assists has been juxtaposed by 48 games missed through injury across five full seasons, including two extended spells on the sidelines due to a hamstring problem. 

But now enjoying a fine run of form and in a position to leverage his way out of Reading, Swift may soon get his chance to show what he's capable of in the Premier League. 

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