According to reliable The Sun journalist Alan Nixon via his official Twitter account, West Ham United have made Swansea City defender Alfie Mawson their top centre-back target, and Irons fans have been quick to react to the rumour.
The east London outfit, who should sign another 6ft 2in colossus as the final piece of Manuel Pellegrini’s summer rebuild, had a £25m bid rejected by Premier League rivals Newcastle United for their captain Jamaal Lascelles this week according to Sky Sports, and now it appears that the Chilean manager has turned his attentions to Mawson, who impressed for the Swans last term despite their relegation to the Championship.
He was part of the Welsh club’s defence when they beat David Moyes’ side 4-1 at the Liberty Stadium back in March, keeping Marko Arnautovic quiet throughout the 90 minutes.
These West Ham supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the story, and while one said “get in there”, another said “Mawson has the potential to be one of the best CBs in the league”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Rob Waldon WHUFC ⚒ (@RobWaldon) July 12, 2018
We are a Mawson and RLC off a very good team.
— Sam Bartlett (@SamDBart) July 13, 2018
— daniel rawe (@tonkoff12) July 13, 2018
Hope so he’d be a very good signing.
— William Field (@wilfield71) July 13, 2018
Yes. Get in there, this would be a great signing
— Chris Gold (@chriss5563) July 12, 2018
I’d have him or Liam Moore
— Jordan⚒ (@JordanHobbs2000) July 12, 2018
Him or Lascelles and I’m happy ⚒
— 🏴 L⚒S 🏴 (@Lewis_Seddon94) July 12, 2018
I disagree, with Reid forever injured we need an extra head. Plus for me Mawson has potential to be one of the best CB in the league.
— Brad Palmer (@Mr_BA6) July 13, 2018