Rumour Mill: Swap Deal With Swansea?

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According to The Daily Telegraph, Tottenham are planning a player swap deal with Swansea City, in a bid to lower the £30 million price-tag on transfer target Alfie Mawson.

In a report claiming Manchester United are still interested in signing Tottenham’s Eric Dier, The Daily Telegraphy also hinted at a different deal between Spurs and Swansea over the potential transfer of Alfie Mawson.

The report states that Swansea have slapped a hefty £30 million price-tag on the 23 year old who only made the move to top-flight football last Summer.

In an attempt to considerably lower this figure, Spurs are contemplating sending out England Under 20s World Cup winner Josh Onomah on loan to the Welsh outfit in return for Mawson’s services.

Despite impressing largely during the Under 20s World Cup in South Korea, Onomah will likely struggle to impose himself on the current Tottenham first-team, as the club targets its first title victory since 1961.

This deal could be a win-win for the North-London club, as a loan move may benefit the 20 year old as he continues to develop his promising football career, while in doing so Spurs can also snap up another defensive hot prospect at the same time.

What do you think of the idea? Should Spurs be blooding youngsters like Onomah now? Or do you think we should pursue this move for Mawson?

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  1. I think Spurs should buy Alfie Mawson outright using funds from the anticipated sale of Kevin Wimmer. Tottenham is about young English talent. Mawson has premier league experience and is a goal scoring defender. We can utilise him as a member of a back three or in rotation with Toby and Jan. I think a loan deal for Onomah would be a good idea as he can gain valuable premier league minutes but if all goes well I’d like to see him back with the Tottenham first team in January. Potentially gaining minutes in a central role allowing Mousa Dembele rest where required. I’d also like to see Kyle Walker-Peters and Marcus Edwards gain first team experience this season and similar loan deals would also be beneficial.


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