Jake Bidwell: Swansea City defender set for Coventry City move

Jake Bidwell scored in Swansea City's 3-0 derby victory over Cardiff City in October 2021
Jake Bidwell scored in Swansea City’s 3-0 derby victory over Cardiff City in October 2021

Jake Bidwell is close to leaving Swansea City with Championship rivals Coventry City favourites to sign the left-back.

Bidwell, 28, sees his Swansea contract expire at the end of the season.

The Welsh club are prepared to let Bidwell go now, with Coventry boss Mark Robins set to hand the former Brentford and Queens Park Rangers player a long-term deal.

The move is not expected to involve a transfer fee.

Bidwell has played 105 games, scoring three times, since joining Swansea on a free transfer in 2019 after he was released by QPR.

Capable of playing left-back or left-wingback, he has been a reliable performer throughout his stint in Wales and has made 19 appearances this season.

He has been linked with the likes of Birmingham City and Preston North End, but it is Coventry, who are 10th in the second tier, who look set to get a deal over the line.

Bidwell’s exit would leave Swansea short of options on the left side of defence, and they could look to replace the former Everton youngster during the January transfer window.

Head coach Russell Martin has signed goalkeeper Andrew Fisher and defender Cyrus Christie this month, but is also keen to strengthen in midfield and attack.

MK Dons midfielder Matt O’Riley is high on Martin’s list of targets, though Swansea would need to pay a seven-figure fee to land the 21-year-old.


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