Swansea City defender Alfie Mawson has been the epitome of consistency since his arrival at the Liberty Stadium, and he impressed once again with a solid performance against Liverpool on Monday night.
The 24-year-old scored the only goal of the match to earn the bottom-placed Swans a crucial 1-0 win against the top-four hopefuls.
Mawson was equally impressive at the heart of defence, making seven clearances and five blocks during the game. With two tackles, and two interceptions, the centre-half put in an inspired performance for Swansea.
Mawson is vital for Swansea’s hopes of survival, but should this performance encourage West Ham United or Everton to finally put in a bid for him?
Earlier this month, The Mirror reported that Everton were plotting a move for the defender before the end of the January transfer window.
Toffees manager Sam Allardyce should be now looking to bolster his defence after adding Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosun to the side – and Mawson would be a perfect fit.
With Phil Jagielka approaching the end of his career, and Michael Keane looking unconvincing, Everton boss Allardyce could turn to the Swansea man to partner Ashley Williams at the back.
West Ham are also reportedly interested in Mawson, with the Daily Mail reporting last month that the Hammers are set to move for him in January.
The report suggested that the Hammers were prepared to pay Â£25 million for the Swansea defender, in what would be a significant outlay for the London Stadium outfit.
West Ham manager David Moyes has admitted that he hopes to sign a new centre-half before the end of the month, with Jose Fonte and Winston Reid currently on the treatment table.
After Mawson’s inspired performance this week, both Everton and West Ham should be looking to lure him away from Wales by making a significant offer.