Hammer looks certain for January exit

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West Ham are preparing to allow Craig Dawson his move north in January.

The central defender is understood to want away due to personal family reasons after failing to make a move to Wolves in the summer.

That was scuppered when Issa Diop moved to Fulham and the Irons were unable to find a replacement for the Frenchman.

Sources inside the London Stadium have revealed to ClaretandHugh that whilst attempts are still being made to agree a new contract with the player it continues to look unlikely.

So it now seems more than likely that he will be allowed to leave after a hugely successful period with the club.

Daws has made only five appearances in the Premier League this season following a pre-season injury.

And his move away would leave the Irons with just Kurt Zouma, Nayef Aguerd and Thilo Kehrer as central defenders with Ben Johnson available in emergencies.

Wolves are reported to be retaining and interest in Dawson.


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3 comments on “Hammer looks certain for January exit

  1. Don’t forget Ogbonna. I wish Craig Dawson all the best if/when he leaves. He’s always given 100% for the cause.

  2. I wish Dawson all the best. He was great for us for two years. So far though this season, let’s be honest, he’s been a liability. So good luck to him. He’s not getting any younger and I think he’s just about done all he can for us.

  3. If Wolves manage to acquire the services of Craig Dawson they will be very lucky indeed. He is a wonderful, gutsy player who has won a lot of admirers at West Ham, me included. He is something of an unsung hero. I wish he didn’t have to go. All the best of luck to you Craig, you deserve some happiness wherever you go!

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