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

(@jkelly1882)

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 18, 2015 at 09:29
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      @savaloy: funny, but actually true!

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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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