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West Ham edge closer to double swoop for Championship duo totalling nearly £30m



According to The Mirror, West Ham United are moving closer to completing the signings of Lukasz Fabianski and Alfie Mawson from Swansea City.

West Ham are growing increasingly confident that they can snap up both Swansea players with the total transfer fees costing nearly £30m.

The Hammers are in the market for a new goalkeeper this summer after Joe Hart’s unsuccessful loan spell came to an end and he has since returned to parent club Manchester City without a spot in England’s World Cup squad.

Spaniard Adrian is the only senior goalkeeper on their books but new manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to increase competition for places and Fabianski is a top target.

The 33-year-old has vast experience at Premier League level, starring for Swansea in the last four seasons and winning their Player of the Year accolade last term.

The Poland international is currently with his country preparing for this summer’s World Cup but he wants to stay in the Premier League and a move to West Ham looks likely for around £7m after the Swans initially demanded £9m.

West Ham want to sign him before the World Cup in case his stock rises.

And the Irons also want Mawson to improve their defensive options.

West Ham and Swansea have been in talks over a deal to take the 24-year-old England hopeful to The London Stadium and a deal of around £20m is close to being struck.

The Verdict

West Ham desperately need a goalkeeper and Fabianski is a good option to compete with Adrian, albeit a bit pricey given his age.

Mawson could potentially turn into one of England’s finest defenders and he stood out for Swansea last season so he would be a great partner for Angelo Ogbonna or Declan Rice if Winston Reid remains injured.

As for Swansea, these are two key players and they need replacing but Graham Potter will be armed with nearly £30m worth of transfer fees from this double deal.

Swansea fans – What do you make of this? Let us know below…

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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