The Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern are keen to erase any memory of this years season because although they finished in 8th position, it truly has been a dull campaign.
Sam Allardyce is largely the reasoning behind the disappointment of some Everton fans and as well as replacing him this summer, our punters also suggest that sorting the defensive line out should be a top priority.
Michael Keane has struggled to adapt since his summer move from Burnley although English companion Alfie Mawson, who is valued at £10.8 million on Transfer Markt, could create the perfect partnership with him at the heart of their defence.
The recently relegated Alfie Mawson has been one of few good performers in the Swansea side that seemed destined for the drop from the very beginning. Mawson missed just one Premier League match this season and also popped up with a few important goals, particularly the winner against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side.
The Englishman is a proper centre-back in regards to defending. Mawson is no-nonsense and likes to clear the ball away from danger at the first opportunity as appose to the modern-day defender who likes to dribble around the back. The 24-year-old isn’t afraid to put his foot in, nor is he worried about rising highest to head home for his team.
It seems highly unlikely that Alfie Mawson will remain at Swansea past this summer window and because of the really poor performances Everton have seen in defence from players such as Ashley Williams and Phil Jagielka, it really seems like a match made in heaven if you ask our punters. Linking up with compatriot Keane would be a very smart move.
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