Tottenham Hotspur plot move for defender with massive future

By Mark Peters IN General,Premier League,Transfers - 08:38 Jul 7th 2017

The way in which Tottenham finished the 2016/17 campaign suggests that their supporters have every reason to feel optimistic going into the new season, though one or two quality additions to the squad would certainly be most welcome.

Mauricio Pochettino has shown a real willingness to put his faith in young English players during his time in charge at White Hart Lane, developing Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier into key members of the team.

It should therefore come as no great surprise to see the Daily Mirror linking the North London outfit with a move for Alfie Mawson, potentially as a replacement for Kevin Wimmer.

ALFIE MAWSON

An ever-present figure for his country as they reached the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championships this summer, the imposing centre-back enjoyed a stellar debut campaign in the Premier League.

So impressive were his performances, in fact, that he was rewarded with the ‘Young Player of the Year’ award at Swansea’s end-of-season dinner, as well as receiving nominations in two other categories:

Alfie Mawson
POS: DEFAGE: 23Y 5M
HEIGHT: 6FT 2INWEIGHT: 12ST 10LB
 
PL | SWA | 16/1716/17 16/17 | SWA | PL
WITHWITHOUT
27
MATCHES
11
37%
WIN%
18%
11%
DRAW%
18%
52%
LOSS%
64%
31
GOALS FOR
14
45
GOALS AGAINST
25
1.1
GOALS F
PER GAME
1.3
1.7
GOALS A
PER GAME
2.3
78.4
MINS PER
GOALS F
70.7
54
MINS PER
GOALS A
39.6
7.6
SHOTS F
PER GAME
9.4
1.2
POINTS
PER GAME
0.7
7
CLEAN SHEETS
1
9
TOTAL
4

Perhaps the Welsh club would not have found themselves in a relegation battle had Mawson broken into the team earlier than he did, with 0.6 fewer goals per game conceded when he played and the side’s win percentage rising from just 18% to 37%.

Despite his inexperience at the highest level, the 23-year-old provides a calm presence at the back, taking up good positions and talking his way through matches:

Alfie Mawson
POS: DEFAGE: 23Y 5M
HEIGHT: 6FT 2INWEIGHT: 12ST 10LB
L1 | Barnsley | 15/1616/17 | Swansea | PL
GOALS
CLEAN
SHEETS
GAMES
GAMES
CLEAN
SHEETS
GOALS
1
2
5
AUG
1
4
SEP
1
6
OCT
2
1
1
5
NOV
1
2
DEC
5
1
2
3
5
JAN
4
2
1
3
5
FEB
3
1
1
4
6
MAR
3
1
3
6
APR
6
2
1
4
MAY
3
2
6
17
48
TOTAL
27
7
4

Not only that, but he can also offer a real threat in the opposition box, as evidenced by his six league goals for Barnsley in 2015/16 and four more for Swansea last time around.

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One Comment

  1. EssexSpur
    Posted July 7, 2017 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Swansea want £30 million and we are struggling to sell Wimmer for £20 million! I think we should stick with what we have and give Wimmer a proper chance.