£25m for Alfie..

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  1. Mr C

    Mr C Well-Known Member

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    West Ham set to launch £25m bid for Swansea's Alfie Mawson as David Moyes looks to bolster his defence

    The England hopeful has been a rare bright spot for the Swans during a hugely disappointing campaign.

    The Hammers want to add the 23-year-old to their squad when the January window reopens next month and are making early moves to ensure a deal can be completed early.

    Swansea have already rejected an £18million offer from West Ham, telling the east London club they would only consider a deal worth £25million.

    It is understood the Hammers are ready to meet Swansea’s demands by tabling an improved offer worth a guaranteed £20million plus a further £5million in add ons.

    It remains to be seen whether the offer will be enough to tempt Swansea into selling Mawson.

    But any money from Mawson’s departure could be used to offer their next manager additional funds in the transfer market.

    It is understood 15 percent of any fee for Mawson will go to Barnsley as part of the deal that took him to the Liberty Stadium in August 2016.
     
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    Wonder if Southampton make a bid now
     
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    Quite staggering to think that Swansea could be in a position to pay us what they did for Mawson, and to have spent recent seasons in the top flight.

    Younger fans could be forgiven for thinking they're a big club and have a richer history than us, but just look at this link

    http://european-football-statistics.co.uk/attnclub/swac.htm

    Even at their most successful they only average 20k crowds.

    Probably another club that has spent beyond their means and will come down with loads of brass to spend next season.

    Interesting to see that they also sold a majority share of the club to American owners in 2016. Doesn't seem to have gone too well there.
     
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    I reckon Mason Holgate will go for more. Another 20% there..
     

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