West Ham’s signing of Craig Dawson has been hailed by Martin Keown.
The ex-Arsenal defender was commentating on the Hammers’ clash with West Brom on BT Sport earlier this week.
He was treated to a defensively assured display, as the Hammers fought off a spirited Baggies fight back to win 2-1 at the London Stadium.
Michail Antonio was perhaps the headline-grabbing player, as his acrobatic finish gave the Irons all three points, but Adams made sure to lavish a fair amount of praise on the signing of Dawson.
The centre-back arrived on loan from Watford and Adams compared his signing to the pursuit of James Tarkowski; the Burnley centre-back could have arrived for a fee of over £30m.
Adams said, via Hammers News: “Outstanding business. They wanted Tarkowski who would have cost them £30 million and can now sign Dawson for a couple of million. He’s been outstanding.”
Dawson has yet to be on the losing side in the Premier League for the Hammers, and in four games with him in the team, the Irons have only conceded once.
What a signing he has turned out to be, and if he keeps playing like this, you have to think the deal will become a permanent one.