Millwall target Mawson could decide on move next week

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BRENTFORD defender Alfie Mawson will prioritise first-team football in making a decision about his future – and that puts Millwall in a strong position to win the race to sign the centre-back.

The Lions held discussions with him this week  and are confident of landing the player.

The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Wycombe Wanderers, who are also interested in signing him on a permanent basis, but, having played 45 times in League Two, NewsAtDen understands that he wants to test himself at a higher level.

There has also been interest from the Championship but any potential move there would come with less of a guarantee of first-team football.

Mawson is keeping his options open, though, and will speak with at least two other clubs this week before possibly making a decision about his future next week.

He was offered a two-year deal by Brentford in April after his positive form for Gareth Ainsworth’s Chairboys.

The former Luton Town loanee proved a hugely popular acquisition for Wycombe, carrying a real threat at set-pieces.

He scored seven goals last season, including the winner in the 2-1 defeat of Plymouth Argyle in the League Two play-off semi-final second leg.

Mawson also scored in the penalty shootout in the final as Wycombe lost 7-6 to Southend, but watching Millwall boss Neil Harris was impressed with what he saw.

The imposing centre-back won five awards at the club’s end of season dinner, including the supporters’ and players’ player of the year. He also finished third  in the running for League Two’s player of the year.

John Kelly

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24 thoughts on “Millwall target Mawson could decide on move next week

  • June 18, 2015 at 08:12
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    If he could guarantee us 7 goals a season, I'd stick him up front. That's a better return than most of the strikers we've had in recent years!

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    • June 21, 2015 at 10:32
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      @savaloy: This makes no sense at all we had a kid the same age in Jake Goodman and he was proving his worth at loan clubs in the last two seasons ,why are we going after others and paying money on transfers when they were here in front of us.
      He had a good game against premiership / World Cup stars when he played at loan for Wimbledon in the cup
      I think Harris has made a big mistake releasing him and should rethink this one , does any one agree or can anyone explain a reason.

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    • June 21, 2015 at 10:32
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      @savaloy: Savaloy This makes no sense at all we had a kid the same age in Jake Goodman and he was proving his worth at loan clubs in the last two seasons ,why are we going after others and paying money on transfers when they were here in front of us.
      He had a good game against premiership / World Cup stars when he played at loan for Wimbledon in the cup
      I think Harris has made a big mistake releasing him and should rethink this one , does any one agree or can anyone explain a reason.

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    • June 21, 2015 at 23:04
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      @savaloy: Jake Goodman was on our books and is a promising prospect I don't understand why we have let him go and then paying a transfer fee and higher wages on the same article ? Thought Jake played well against Premiership/World cup strikers when he came up against Liverpool in the Cup on loan at Wimbledon.
      I think Harris has got this one wrong and needs to re-think this one!

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  • June 18, 2015 at 08:21
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    Sounds like a player who would fit in well at the Den, would certainly strengthen our squad. Could be a younger version of hoov in the making.

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  • June 18, 2015 at 08:57
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    If we get the lad at 21, would love to compare the average age of our starting eleven this coming season compared to that of last. If and a big IF we do go up, this season or next, and we can keep the core of the team together I think we will have a much better chance in the Championship, it really does seem that we are at last building for the future instead of just trying to survive each year.

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  • June 18, 2015 at 09:18
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    Would be over the moon if we signed him. Proper talent who should definitely be a starter.

    Won't get my hopes up until he signs but it would be a coup if we got him, few Championship clubs in for him and shows he has the attitude to fit in here when he chooses first-team football over a big move.

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  • June 18, 2015 at 09:18
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    I was impressed by him in the 2 Wycombe games I watched at the back end of last season and he would be a very welcome addition to our young & hungry squad. Hopefully, Fred will have a word with him about joining the Millwall revolution.

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  • June 18, 2015 at 09:45
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    Talking to at least two other clubs this week, that's another one missed out on them lol

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  • June 18, 2015 at 09:53
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    I would like to know about Webster and Beevers they wasn't given a chance under coco if think back to the yeovil game last season it Webster who kept us out through out the game and should be given a run of games together we then have nelson waiting to take his chance. Like a lot of supporters am looking forward to this season.coyl

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    • June 18, 2015 at 10:05
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      @bhorne43: Wouldn't be surprised if Beevers goes which would be a shame as he'd be a top centre-half in this league.

      Hopefully we get Mawson, don't see why him and Nelson couldn't do a job together. Webster was a scapegoat, he's a very good defender and one of the most experienced we have in L1 so deserves a proper chance. Tall lad as well which we'll need as there are a lot of physical players down here.

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    • June 18, 2015 at 10:37
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      @bhorne43: I keep thinking back to the game at the Valley last season, Webster and Beevers looked a quality partnership. I think that if we are looking for CB's then the club must be tipped off that one or both of them are looking to move on.

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  • June 18, 2015 at 10:35
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    Like the attitude of wanting first team football, over a 2 year deal in the championship. Sounds like a player with his priorities in the right order. My only concern is that with him and Sid playing, our two center backs would be 19 and 21.....very young and League 1 is full of seasoned strikers that know how to play the dark side of the game.

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  • June 18, 2015 at 10:52
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    I'd rather here we've signed somebody than just speculation as it seems he's got his options open, I hate phrases like it's going well on transfer targets ect, bums on seats ,sell more tickets, remember we ended up with Ricardo fuller as our main striker arfter penny pinching,just like the last 3 seasons, can't see us going back up in one season tho,youngsters need to bed in,funny as our big problem as per usual is getting a decent striker in ,the club needs outside investment if we're to succeed in this day and age as it's been proven that Berylson is only going to go so far with what he's willing to put in.

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  • June 18, 2015 at 10:53
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    I wonder if we could get Craig back again while we're at it.

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    • June 18, 2015 at 12:01
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      @Micky Lions: Total respect for Tony Craig, but is he really a good CB? He converted there from LB by Brentford and was not their first choice.

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      • June 18, 2015 at 15:32
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        @glyngo:
        Craig is a better CB than LB. In brentfords promotion season to the championship he was captain, and started every game for them at CB. Played there against us at the den last season too. Funnily enough when he played CB For us was when he looked most solid. He was only not getting In the team for the second half of the season, but when he played it was always as a centre half.

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  • June 18, 2015 at 11:18
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    Big call from Bomber if he is guaranteeing first team football for him.
    Looking like Youth is the way forward.
    Go get him Neil.

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  • June 18, 2015 at 12:02
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    Would be a great signing, feel this boys career is definitely on the up!

    Who's the best Ginger we have seen down at the Den???? Dyche?

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  • June 18, 2015 at 19:03
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    Wasn't Dave Mehmet a bit ginger....

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