West Ham have an obligation to buy Craig Dawson if he makes a set number of appearances for the Hammers this season..
ClaretandHiugh understands that while Watford and West Ham are keeping the exact number games required to trigger the clause close to their chest but the Irons are 99% sure they will sign the defender on permanent deal in the summer.
The 30-year-old joined Watford from West Brom in a £5.5million deal ahead of last season, which resulted in relegation for the Hornets.
He’s now made ten Premier League appearances for the Hammers and scored twice with a possible 13 games remaining.
The transfer fee payable to Watford to believed to be somewhere between £2m and £3m, a far cry from the £30m the club were prepared to pay for James Tarkowski.