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Swansea seal Alfie Mawson transfer from Barnsley on four-year deal

Danny Hylton and Alfie Mawson in action during the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final between Oxford United and Barnsley
Image: Alfie Mawson (R) says joining Swansea is a "fantastic opportunity"

Swansea have signed defender Alfie Mawson from Barnsley for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old has signed a four-year deal after making a speedy rise up the footballing pyramid.

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While at Brentford, where he started his career, he had loan spells with Maidenhead, Luton, Welling and Wycombe, who he helped to reach the League Two play-off final.

He moved on to Barnsley last summer and was a key contributor as they won the Football League Trophy and earned promotion to the Sky Bet Championship via the play-offs.

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He becomes Swansea's sixth senior signing of the summer and told the club website: "The last couple of seasons have been mad for me but I have enjoyed it.

"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.

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"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. 

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Image: Mawson impressed at Barnsley last season

"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."

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