Fulham capture defender Alfie Mawson from Swansea
Mawson grew up in west London.
Fulham have made another big-money move by signing Alfie Mawson from Swansea.
The centre-half has moved to Craven Cottage on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee, after impressive showings in spite of Swansea’s relegation.
The move, understood to be for a fee in the region of £15million, sees Mawson move back to his west London roots, with the defender coming through the ranks at Brentford before moving onto Barnsley and
then Swansea in 2016.
“I’m really happy to get this over the line and join Fulham,” Mawson told his new club’s official website.
“I’m excited by the project going on here and the football being played last season was lovely on the eye but also effective and I can’t wait to be a part of it and get going.
“I’m excited to be a part of this great club moving forward and to help achieve success in the Premier League.”
Slavisa Jokanovic’s men have been active in the transfer market since they secured a Premier League return via the play-offs, bringing in Jean Michael Seri, Maxime Le Marchand, Fabri and Andre Schurrle.
I’m pleased to announce @FulhamFC has signed @AlfieMawson! He’s highly regarded by our scouts & data analysts. It’s fitting that a fine homegrown talent like Alfie will flourish in the presence of the finest supporters in London at Craven Cottage for years to come! Come on Fulham pic.twitter.com/plBHR87p2k— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) August 2, 2018
Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic followed suit on Monday, returning to the club for whom he became a cult hero during a loan spell last season in a deal worth an initial £22.5m.
Mawson has impressed across his two Premier League seasons to date, being named the Swans’ young player of the year in his maiden top-flight campaign.
Capped at England Under-21s level, the defender was called up by Gareth Southgate for senior-team duty for the first time in March but failed to make an appearance against Holland or Italy.