Swansea pair would transform West Ham’s defence

West Ham are one of a number of clubs interested in a summer swoop for the relegated pair of Alfie Mawson and Lukasz Fabianski.

What’s the story?

According to a report in the Guardian, Swansea City are resigned to losing Mawson and Fabianski this summer, and there are a whole host of Premier League clubs queuing up for their star duo.

A whopping 85 per cent of West Ham fans said this week they would back a move for Mawson, and a double deal could solve two of the Hammers’ problem positions at once.

The Hammers are joined by Tottenham and Southampton at the front of the chasing pack, while Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle are also showing interest.

The perfect double swoop?

If West Ham fans were to pick out three areas they most need to improve this summer, they would likely all be down the spine of the team – goalkeeper, centre back, centre midfield.

Signing Fabianski and Mawson would be a huge step in the right direction for the Hammers, and the Swans’ relegation means the pair could be available for as little as £25m.

24 year-old Mawson, who led his side in passes, long passes, aerial duels and clearances this season, was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dark season for the south Wales club.

His quality on the ball, instincts, and downright fearlessness make him a fit for pretty much any Premier League team, and a partnership with the ever-improving Declan Rice could solve the Hammers’ defensive crisis for years to come.

Plenty has of course been made of the goalkeeping situation at the London Stadium this season, and a bargain deal for the 33 year-old Fabianski is the perfect short-term fix.

The report from the Guardian claims multiple top six clubs are interested in making the former Arsenal man their number two, but guaranteed playing time could sway the odds in West Ham’s favour.

So, West Ham fans, would you back a summer swoop for the Swansea City pair? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…