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Mauricio Pochettino is right to cool interest in Alfie Mawson

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Mauricio Pochettino is right to cool interest in Alfie Mawson

Tottenham Hotspur are were one team believed to be interested in the Swansea defender.

Swansea City appear prepared to lose Alfie Mawson this summer following their relegation to the Championship. Despite the club’s poor campaign, the defender’s reputation has been largely unscathed and plenty of teams are said to be interested in his signature.

One such team to have been reported as keen is Tottenham Hotspur. The North London outfit are said to be in the market for a new central defender this summer. However, a report from the Guardian today seems to suggest that Tottenham’s apparent interest is not definite. The report, which also suggests a £20 million price-tag for the player, claims there is ‘no indication’ that Mauricio Pochettino wants to bring in Mawson.

The 24-year-old had been considered a potential replacement for Toby Alderweireld, should the Belgian’s contract problems at Tottenham see him make his expected exit in the summer. This most recent report seems to cast doubt on that eventuality.

(Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Which should be greeted by Tottenham fans.

Mawson is a very talented young man and is certainly too good a player to be playing in the Championship. But, judging by his form this season, he is not what Tottenham need in their defence should Alderweireld depart.

 

Spurs continue to come up short in their hunt for silverware and the simple reason for that? Some of their players are just not good enough.

(during The Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at Liberty Stadium on March 17, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Alderweireld is one player who does meet the bill when fit and focused. Replacing him will not be easy this summer and the Swansea defender is just not the man for the job.

Mawson is a great young defender but would just be another player who can help Tottenham to the top four. Helping them push on and win the Premier League title? Mawson is simply not that man.

If Tottenham want to win trophies next season, they must aim higher than Mawson when it comes to defensive reinforcements this summer.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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