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Alfie Mawson is inspired by Swansea Metropolis‘s pre-season preparations and hasn’t had his head turned by alleged curiosity from Tottenham Hotspur.

The technically adept but bodily centre-again was thrust into common motion after becoming a member of the Swans from Barnsley final summer time and shortly established himself as an in a position alternative for departed skipper Ashley Williams.

Mawson was key in serving to England attain the semi-finals of the European Underneath-21 Championship in June, additional enhancing his popularity in a window that is seen a collection of defenders change employers in massive-cash strikes.

However the 23-yr-previous shut down rumours of a switch to Spurs, telling BBC Sport: “It is all hypothesis. It is good to listen to, however I am a Swansea participant and I am very happy right here.”

Compatriots and fellow centre-halves Michael Keane and Harry Maguire have already shifted for large charges to Everton and Leicester Metropolis respectively, whereas overseas imports Victor Lindelof and Antonio Rudiger, now of Manchester United and Chelsea, each value in extra of £30 million.

Mawson insists he will not function within the frenzied summer time window, although, as he is put by way of his paces earlier than the 2017-18 marketing campaign alongside recent recruits Roque Mesa, Erwin Mulder, and Tammy Abraham, who’s on mortgage from Chelsea.

“I adore it right here. I need to kick on and do nice issues at this membership,” Mawson stated.

“There’s all the time speak and there is a great deal of hypothesis, however I am comfortable to be right here underneath the gaffer. So it is onwards and upwards at this membership.”

He added on the Abraham nab: “He is received a variety of nous about him. He is aware of the little tips to harass centre-halves and defenders and he is simply received a stunning behavior for nicking a objective.”

Mawson did not function in Swansea’s first pleasant of the summer time at Barnet on Wednesday, however is on the membership’s tour of america which includes tilts towards the Philadelphia Union, the Richmond Kickers, and North Carolina.