Tottenham target Mawson's rise has been phenomenal, but he is a Chelsea fan

Swansea City's Alfie Mawson celebrates after the match

Swansea defender impressed watching Tottenham supporters.

Swansea City's Alfie Mawson celebrates after the matchSwansea City's Alfie Mawson 

Alfie Mawson demonstrated his leadership qualities yesterday by inspiring England's under-21 side to a comeback victory over Slovakia,

1-0 down at half-time, England faced elimination in the face before Mawson's close ranger equaliser set the team on their way to victory.

Mawson has in the preceding days been linked with a £15 million move to Tottenham Hotspur, by The Sun reward for his superb performances for Swansea City last season.

Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion - Premier LeagueSwansea City v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League

The 23-year-old centre-back could be a smart addition for Spurs, he is a young player developing at a rapid pace, as his rise over the past three years has shown.

Back in early 2014 when Tim Sherwood was in charge at Spurs, Mawson was playing non-league football, on loan at south London side Welling United.

He was under contract to Brentford at the time and the loan was one of several, also spending stints at Maidenhead United, Luton Town and Wycombe Wanderers.

He eventually signed for League One side Barnsley in 2015, and it was the best decision of his short career to date.

He helped them win promotion to the Championship and Swansea snapped him up. He hasn't looked back and now Spurs are hovering.

£15 million could be a shrewd investment, but there is one thing which may concern Tottenham fans.

The Guardian report the West London born centre-back is a Chelsea supporter, and even has a signed ball from Blues players at his parent's house.

If he hasn't already, Mawson will quickly have to banish any sentimentality towards Chelsea if he is to really be a big success and fan favourite at Tottenham.

Swansea City's Alfie Mawson in action with West Ham United's Michail AntonioSwansea City's Alfie Mawson in action with West Ham United's Michail Antonio

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