Date: 17th May 2018 at 12:17pm
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This week the Guardian linked Southampton with a move for Swansea City centre-half Alfie Mawson.

They stated that Saints had joined the likes of West Ham is expressing some interest in the player and a fee of around £20million was being talked of. Having missed out on Gareth Southgate’s England squad following his March call-up and Swansea’s relegation from the top-flight, that’s probably a fair fee listed really given his personal performances this year and the talent many believe the 24-year-old to have.

Southampton’s link here makes all the sense in the world, he is largely reliable and we were left understrength in the heart of defence following the departures of Jose Fonte and Virgil van Dijk so it’s clearly a mistake we want to rectify ahead of the coming season.

Some think this could see Maya Yoshida moving on, but with the age and relative experience of Wesley Hoedt, Jan Bednarek and Jack Stephens, adding another more experienced head to take the pressure off them just makes sense to me.

Reacting to the news, some fans were on board with bringing in somebody like Mawson, others had their own preferences and wondered if, after our season, this summer would see a turn around in transfer speculation where our players wouldn’t be linked with moves to everyone else (Liverpool mainly) and instead we’d be linked with everyone else.

So basically that doesn’t clear up an awful lot. I think it’s harsh if Mawson carries the can for Swansea’s season though.

 

3 Replies to “Southampton’s Reported Interest In Swansea Defender Doesn’t Spark Many Celebrations”

  • All player transfers are a gamble. Some more than others. Not an overwhelming target if true but would maybe give our youngsters time to develop.

    • I quite like Mawson, but as you say the nature of transfers means you’ll always get duds. We just seem to have had a few in a row without success of late.

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