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DONE DEAL: Alfie Mawson admits ‘mad’ move to Swansea

Alfie Mawson completed his transfer from Barnsley to Swansea City on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old defender joined the Swans on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee having spent just one season with the Tykes.

Upon his arrival at the Liberty Stadium, the former Brentford, Maidenhead United and Wycombe Wanderers centre-back admitted his progress from the Conference to the Premier League has been a little crazy.

"The last couple of seasons have been mad for me but I have enjoyed it," he told the club's official website.

"I have had some ups and some downs, but ultimately it's led me to signing for Swansea, so I am not complaining.

"Coming here is a fantastic opportunity for me. Two-and-a-half or three years ago I was playing in the Conference.

"It's a big leap, a big step up for me, even from the Championship, but it's an opportunity I am going to try to grab with both hands.

"I think having confidence is massive. I genuinely feel I can make the step up, although I know that only time will tell.

"I am sure I will learn things about myself and my game, but I am here to improve as a player and a person.

"I am really looking forward to the opportunity. It's great to have been purchased by such a big club and a club I feel is very suited to me. I am just looking forward to getting going now."

Andrew Slevison
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