Fulham is ready to spend big to add Premier League experience to its back line.
Alfie Mawson is the name, and the 24-year-old did his best to keep Swansea City in the top flight last season.
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But he found his form as Swans beat the drop in 2017, and then had a fine season at both ends of the pitch in 2017-18. He’s scored six goals since the calendar hit 2017.
Mawson could pair with USMNT center back Tim Ream, who signed a new deal at Craven Cottage this summer.
The move calls to mind a cheaper buy from a relegated club that certainly paid dividends: Leicester’s purchase of Harry Maguire from Hull City.