Friday, June 8

Absolutely Fabianski? What's it all about Alfie?

Slightly better news is the fact that West Ham have had bids for Swansea City's Alfie Mawson and Lukasz Fabianski rejected. There was nothing much wrong with the Swans' defence last year, it was a lack of goals that sent them down. 

Mawson is a Londoner and a promising ball-playing centre back, while Fabianski is an underrated goalkeeper and was Swansea's player of the year last season. It would be a shame to see Adrian leave, as he might, but Polish international Fabianski is a better keeper than Hart was last season. Should we end up with both Adrian and Fabianski there would certainly be great competition for the number one spot. No one knows what offer West Ham put in (one twitter user suggested £10m and a box of last year's sex aids) but we'll certainly have to up it. 

My Swansea supporting pal Huw rates both players and suggests Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins will want £20-25 for Mawson, a Chelsea fan who might fancy a move to a top eight club if he can get it. While he says Fabianski is better than either of Liverpool's current keepers (admittedly not difficult) and would benefit most clubs, despite being 33.

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