Sky Sports pundit suggests Swansea City's Alfie Mawson for Everton

Tony Cottee attends the London Football Awards on March 2, 2017 in London, United Kingdom.

The Swansea City defender would be a good signing for Everton, according to Tony Cottee.

27 Nov 1999:  Tony Cottee and Martin O''Neill of Leicester the Coventry City v Leicester City FA Carling Premiership match at Highfield Road, Coventry. Mandatory Credit: Ross Kinnaird

Tony Cottee suggested Swans centre-back Alfie Mawson as an ideal signing for the Toffees this month, when writing a column for Sporting Bet.

Everton are in the midst of a mini-resurgence under Sam Allardyce, but their are still gaping holes in the Everton squad that need filling.

The Blues have one of the oldest back-lines in the Premier League, and an injection of both youth and quality in the central defensive department will be vital for them going forward.

TOPSHOT - Swansea City's English defender Alfie Mawson (R) is booked for this challenge on Middlesbrough's Spanish midfielder Adama Traore during the English Premier League football match...

Cottee, who scored 99 goals for Everton, suggested that his former club go out and sign Swansea's Alfie Mawson as a long-term replacement for Phil Jagielka, when writing his regular column for Sporting Bet:

"I think Everton badly need a new central defender to replace Jagielka and Williams and to build a relationship with Michael Keane. I think Alfie Mawson could be a good signing for Everton."

Swansea player Alfie Mawson (r) holds off the challenege of Christian Eriksen on Spurs during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at Liberty Stadium on...

The 23-year-old is available this month for £25 million, according to the Daily Mail, and that would represent an absolute steal, in what is currently a ludicrously inflated transfer market.

Mawson would undoubtedly help strengthen Everton from a defensive perspective, but with so many clubs in the race for his signature, it will be far from straightforward for Allardyce to bring him to Goodison Park this month.

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