English club Barnsley is set to lose their central defender Alfie Mawson to Premier League side Swansea City.
Mawson is set to undergo a medical examination at Swansea on Tuesday, according to reports from Sky Sports. Upon passing the tests, there would no stopping the move. The 22-year old has already agreed personal terms with the Premier League side, reports say.
The transfer fee for Mawson to move from Oakwell to Liberty Stadium is believed to be around £5 million. Barnsley was supposed to feature the player when they played Rotherham on Saturday but decided to start getting used to his departure earlier. However, they won the encounter with a overwhelming victory.
Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin confirmed reports that he was in the market to get a centre back before the transfer window closes, particularly after losing Welshman Ashley Williams to Everton. The club hasn’t started the new campaign on a bright note, hence the extra efforts at urgently getting a replacement.
“We are working to sign a player – a central defender. This is all I know at the moment because the chairman is working for this situation. I’m optimistic but I have always said that I’m happy with the group,” Guidolin claimed. Mawson is deemed to be a good buy after his impressive season at Barnsley following his Brentford move last June. He was instrumental in the League One play off final victory and Football League trophy. Paul Heckingbottom would definitely miss his offerings in the squad, especially as he has started well in the new term.
Mawson is key to the third place position of the Tykes, contributing two goals against Derby and Huddersfield. He started his career at Brentford but he was sent on loan several times. His move to Swansea would the eight for Guidolin this summer.