Town Linked With Swans Target John
Wednesday, 8th Aug 2018 14:59
Town are reported to have joined Swansea in showing loan interest in Rangers left-back Declan John.
According to BBC Wales, Swansea are keen to take John back to his home country on loan for the season with Town also interested.
Town aren’t immediately in need of another left-back, however, Jonas Knudsen is understood to have been interesting Stoke City and Middlesbrough, while Aston Villa were linked with the Danish international yesterday, although they appear set to confirm the signing of Joe Bryan from Bristol City later today.
John, 23, may well be viewed as a potential replacement for Knudsen should one of the interested parties make an offer which would tempt the Blues.
Speaking on Saturday following reports that the Potters were set to make a £1 million move, manager Paul Hurst said: “What I would say is to my knowledge that’s not going to be happening.
“Every time I’ve watched Jonas in the past and speaking to people about him and seeing him first-hand now, he’s a fully committed player and I certainly didn’t see anything in his performance today that would suggest he’s got something else on his mind.”
Swansea have been strongly linked with John over the last few days and would appear to be strong favourites to sign him regardless of any Town interest.
Wales international John came through the ranks at Cardiff and spent time on loan at Barnsley, Chesterfield and Rangers before making his move to Ibrox permanent last summer, signing a deal which runs to 2021.
The Merthyr Tydfil-born left-back made 30 starts and one sub appearance last season, scoring three goals.
Town are reported to be showing interest in another Rangers player, forward Josh Windass, with claims that a £1.2 million offer has been lodged.
Whether the Blues will maintain their pursuit of Windass now that Kayden Jackson is on the verge of signing from Accrington remains to be seen.
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