Reported Owls target Jazz Richards posts cryptic post suggesting he could join Swansea City
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Reported Owls target Jazz Richards posts cryptic post suggesting he could join Swansea City

Free agent Jazz Richards has posted an Instagram post wearing Swansea City training gear dubbed ‘rolling back the years’ as he searches for a new club in January.

The 29-year-old is a free agent after leaving Cardiff City at the end of last season.

According to a report by TEAMtalk last month, Sheffield Wednesday are keen on him while League Two side Salford City were also said to be in dialogue with him.

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Richards will be looking to join a new club when the January transfer window opens.

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And via Instagram, the versatile defender suggests Swansea could be an option.

Richards came through the Swansea youth academy and spent six years as a senior at the club before later having spells at Fulham and Cardiff City.

The Wales international still has plenty to offer considering his age.

Wednesday were reportedly looking at him, and Richards could have been ideal under former manager Garry Monk due to his versatility in defence.

The Owls often played in a back-three system with wingbacks. Richards could have been capable of featuring as both a right-sided central defender or as a right wingback.

New Wednesday boss Tony Pulis, however, has moved to a back four and the Welshman likes having tall fullbacks with Liam Palmer recently getting the nod.

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Standing at 5ft 8inch, it now seems unlikely Wednesday will pursue a deal for Richards.

Swansea, however, may see the free agent as an ideal option to cover the likes of Ben Cabango and Connor Roberts as the Swans look to mount a promotion charge.

Also see: Free agent spotted training with Owls last month signs deal with Championship rivals

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