Hammers may halt defender exit


By Hughie Southon

West Ham remain reluctant to allow Craig Dawson to sign for Wolves before the end of the transfer window.

The Molineux club has reportedly made an approach but Moyes is uncertain about his resources should he let a fans hero leave the club.

Nayef Aguerd and Kurt Zouma are both very much on the mend with the new signing  impressive against Brentford in the FA Cup.

However with only the suspect Thilo Kehrer and Ben Johnson available as cover at central defence the manager is unsurprisingly unhappy at the prospect of letting Daws go at a critical point in the season.

The 32 year old has been keen to return further north for personal reasons but as was the case last summer the Hammers would need to find a replacement to allow it.

On that occasion  Southampton‘s Jan Bednarek,  had been targeted but opted to join Aston Villa instead.

And with Issa Diop demanding, and being granted a move to Fulham. there was no way forward for the Hammers as far as the Hammers were concerned – a scenario which may develop this time around.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • lokfaen says:

    There is Oggy as well:) still short considering how injury prone our CBs are but lets not forget this great servant 😉

  • Smelly Cat says:

    I don’t see any of our senior players leaving in this window. I’ve read the usual clickbait headlines, this time surrounding Dawson, Antonio, Lanzini, Coufal and predictably Rice.
    With two cup competitions and the need to vastly improve our league form for the 2nd half of the season, we’ll need these players.

  • Pessimist says:

    Why don’t we let Dawson go ? We can get a younger version.

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