Swansea City co-owner Jason Levein has remained coy when speaking about the potential for Alfie Mawson to leave the club this summer.
The Swans are back in the Championship for the first time since 2011 and will be looking to bounce straight back into the Premier League this coming campaign.
Keeping the likes of Mawson, then, would obviously help them in that aim but, at the same time, it’s going to be hard with Sky Sports reporting that West Ham are keen on the defender.
The Hammers are looking aggressive in the summer window at the moment and there certainly seems a possibility that they could sign Mawson, with Levein far from denying an exit for the defender could happen.
As quoted by Sky Sports News, he said:
“We understand the market and I think we understand that there are opportunities for a player like Alfie Mawson because there are going to be clubs that are interested in him.”
This is potentially a boost for West Ham as they’ve certainly not been told that they have no chance of signing the defender here.
At the end of the day, Mawson is Premier League quality and with Swansea now outside of the top flight they are surely aware that a player of his ability will want to move if the offer presents itself.
Let’s see how it all plays out in the coming weeks.