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Tottenham Hotspur Ready To Spend Big On Swansea City Defensive Ace: Should Pochettino Get It Done?

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Bishwaraj Bhattacharyya
Former athlete. Now a journalist hoping to cover football no matter the league or country.

Recent reports claim that Tottenham Hotspur are close to making an attractive offer to Swansea City for their highly rated centre-back, Alfie Mawson. The 24-year-old has been in all sorts of newspaper headlines due to his impressive performances in the current season.

He has managed to attract attention from almost every single one of the Premier League’s elites and is expected to be on his way out of the Liberty Stadium, come June. The Swans might have the player on the contractual ropes for another 2 seasons but an audacious bid from Spurs will be hard to turn down, especially if the player expresses heavy interest in making the switch.

Mawson signed with the Welsh outfit in the summer of 2016 after featuring in just three games for Barnsley in the previous season. The start to his professional career was in no sense a walk in the park. He had to prove his worth during his loan spells away to Maidenhead United, Wycombe Wanderers, Luton Town and Welling United.

He was primarily trained within the premises of the Reading FC youth academy and was later released by the club when he was 15. Brentford was quick to sign him up and offered a 2-year scholarship. Mawson made his senior debut against Derby County in the FA Cup second round 5-0 defeat in August 2013.

He has been capped 6 times for the England U21 team and even managed to score his first international goal in the 2-1 win over Slovakia U21 side. He has appeared in 68 games for Swansea City, 41 of those registered this season alone.

The centre-back has quite deservedly cemented his spot in the starting XI of the Swansea squad and has established himself as one of the most prolific centre-backs of the country. His tackling abilities are comparable to some of the league’s bests right along with his talents to read the game from the back.

While the Swans have struggled to replace Gylfi Sigurdsson in the attacking lineup, Mawson has almost made it impossible to feel the massive crater that was left by Ashley Williams on his departure to Everton.

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At Tottenham, Davinson Sanchez has taken no time in adjusting to the pace of the English game and Jan Vertonghen has just breezed through the season with his top-flight experience. Mawson will place the club in a significantly improved spot to challenge for multiple honours next campaign, should he join the North London club.

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