Insider ExWHUemployee has revealed that Craig Dawson is “desperate” to leave West Ham amid interest from a Premier League rival.
Ex revealed that Dawson wants to move back up north due to family concerns and wants a deal to happen this window.
The Rochdale-born centre-back originally arrived on loan from Watford in 2020, but his stay was made permanent the following summer with him becoming a cult hero in east London for his goals and brave displays.
Dawson – labelled ‘horrible‘ by ex-teammate Ben Foster for his battling nature – has bagged nine times so far for the Hammers, including in their Europa League quarter-final win against Lyon.
The Daily Mail reported that a summer move to Wolves fell through on deadline day but Ex has now revealed on The West Ham Way’s Patreon page that the Molineux side are set to renew their interest with the 32-year-old insistent on a move.
Ex said: “West Ham are currently considering a number of centre-back options to try and resolve the Craig Dawson situation. Dawson is said to be desperate to move back up north because of family issues and is insistent that the club accept an offer from Wolves.
“Wolves really are not the ideal club for West Ham to sell to due to their league position near us. David Moyes also does not want to sell without a good replacement lined up.”
TIF Thoughts on Ex’s comments…
West Ham have struggled at centre-back all season, with Dawson one of a number of key defenders to have been unavailable this season with him playing just eight Premier League games.
David Moyes’ need for centre-back reinforcements will only grow greater if the Englishman is to leave, with him playing the full 90 minutes in each of West Ham’s previous six league games.
A move to Wolves is also obviously something the Hammers don’t want to do with the Midlanders only a point behind them in the table and the two sides involved in a relegation scrap, so they’ll want to avoid allowing such a move before the season’s end closes in.