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Transfer Gossip: Swansea reject Wanderers’ approach for Welsh international John

Is Declan John the full back to solve Ian Evatt’s defensive woes?

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According to Football Insider, Bolton Wanderers have approached Swansea City to take Declan John on loan for the remainder of the campaign.

An article from Football Insider states,

“Swansea City have rejected an offer from Bolton Wanderers for defender Declan John, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The former Rangers and Sunderland left-back has just six months left on his contract at the Liberty Stadium and looks set to exit the club in 2021.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the Wales international is wanted by Bolton on loan ahead of the January transfer window.

John has been frozen out by Swans boss Steve Cooper following his return from an unsuccessful loan spell at the Stadium of Light.”

The left back burst onto the Premier League scene with boyhood club, Cardiff City before spending time at the likes of Barnsley and Rangers on loan before making a permanent move to the latter in 2017. After just one season at Ibrox, he was bought by Swansea for an undisclosed fee.

Last season, John was sent to Sunderland in January on loan however failed to make an appearance before the season was curtailed.

Could the UNIBOL be the place that John looks to get his career back on track? The 25 year old has made just over 110 senior appearances across the Premier League, Championship, League One and the Scottish Premiership. With his contract at Swansea coming to an end in the summer, would he be willing to drop down to the fourth tier of English football to get regular football?

With the window opening in just under a week from now, I suspect a busy month ahead for Wanderers whilst they try and bolster the squad ahead of a charge up the table during the second half of the season. It’s clear that a left wing back will be a top priority after more than five players have all started a game in that position.