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West Ham: Irons reluctant to let Craig Dawson leave

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West Ham United are unsure whether to allow Craig Dawson to join Premier League rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers, according to reports in the last 24 hours.

The Irons defender will be out of contract at the London Stadium at the end of the season, and having not yet committed himself to a new deal, his future in the capital is currently up in the air.

The Old Gold saw a move for the 32-year-old fall through on deadline day last summer, and whilst the two parties have reportedly held talks regarding a switch this month, David Moyes doesn’t sound too keen to sanction his sale.

According to Claret and Hugh, West Ham ‘remain reluctant’ to let Dawson complete a move to Molineux before the end of the window.

The centre-back is said to have been the subject of an ‘approach’ from Julen Lopetegui’s side, but the boss is ‘uncertain’ about the resources he’d have available should he let a ‘fans hero’ depart.

The Irons would need to find a replacement should the veteran be given the green light, though the Scottish manager is ‘unsurprisingly unhappy’ at the idea of letting him go.

TIF thoughts on Dawson…

Dawson has been such a reliable servant to the Hammers since permanently joining almost two years ago, which is why the club need to do everything they can to keep hold of him.

The Rochdale-born talent currently averages 3.3 clearances and 1.8 aerial wins per league 90 minutes, form which has seen him dubbed a ‘rock’ by teammate Michail Antonio (WhoScored).

Dawson isn’t getting any younger but he brings such experience to the heart of the backline and even the thought of losing him will be a huge blow.

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