Chelsea have agreed to extend the loan deal of promising star John Swift to Brentford. According to the Daily Star, the deal which was supposed to be 3 months has now been extended to the end of the season and this will add to the growing number of youngsters Chelsea have on loan within and outside England.
Brentford coach, Dean Smith was pleased with this decision and he said, “John has developed a lot as a player in his time with Brentford. He is someone I knew about when he was playing in League One last year and he has improved since then. He also has lots of scope to develop further. It is great to have him as part of the squad for the rest of the season.”
Swift began his career at Soccer City in Fareham, before moving to Kickers in Eastleigh. He joined local Premier League side Portsmouth in 2005, but was released after just one season. He joined Chandler’s Ford Tornadoes, before spending six months with Premier League club Chelsea as an U13. Upon his release he joined Pace Youth in Southampton and also received technical coaching at the Elite Training Centre in the city. After interest from Fulham, Portsmouth and Southampton, Swift rejoined Chelsea after a successful trial in 2007. He has spent other loan spells at Rotherham United and Swindon Town.