At £18m should Spurs consider Mawson as alternative to £45m Lascelles?

Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United applauds fans after the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St. James Park on March 10, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Instead of paying Newcastle United's £45m asking price for Jamaal Lascelles should Tottenham Hotspur instead take a look at Alfie Mawson again?

Stephen Ireland of Stoke City and Alfie Mawson of Swansea City battle for possession during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Stoke City at Liberty Stadium on May 13, 2018...

Alfie Mawson could leave recently relegated Swansea City for £18m this summer, according to the Sun, with West Ham United currently leading the race for the defender's signature.

The Hammers had a double bid rejected by Swansea that also included goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski but remain keen on Mawson having missed out on Jonny Evans to Leicester City.

Lukasz Fabianski of Swansea City cries as he leaves the pitch during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Stoke City at Liberty Stadium on May 13, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Should Spurs join the race?

Tottenham Hotspur are also in the market for a new centre-back, as reported by the Evening Standard, as they seek a replacement for Toby Alderweireld.

Alderweireld is strongly linked with an exit from the club with Manchester United the Belgian's most likely destination and Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles and Ajax's Matthijs de Ligt are being considered.

Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United applauds fans after the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St. James Park on March 10, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

However, it will take an offer in the region of £45m to convince the Magpies to sell Lascelles, while the Independent reports that De Ligt could cost as much as £44m.

With Mawson available for less than half of both of those valuations should Tottenham consider returning for a defender they were linked with by the Guardian only last month?

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