West Ham United defender Craig Dawson may well be set to leave the London Stadium in the January transfer window.
The 32-year-old is the ultimate professional so he will undoubtedly knuckle down and continue to work hard.
If Dawson is given the chance to leave the Hammers though, and move closer to his home up north, he will undoubtedly grasp it with both hands.
And it seems as though he may well be given that opportunity…
West Ham will surely sell Craig Dawson in January
The Sun reckons that Moyes want to bring John Egan to the London Stadium in January and is set to make a £12 million bid for the 29-year-old.
If Egan does join West Ham, Moyes would then have Nayef Aguerd, Kurt Zouma, Thilo Kehrer, Angelo Ogbonna, Dawson and Egan as central defensive options.
That’s just too many isn’t it and it’ll be impossible for Moyes to keep everyone happy. So with that in mind, the solution seems to be to give Dawson what he wants – an exit from the Hammers.
Losing Craig will be a real shame, he’s been a superb player for us over the past two years.
Dawson, 32, originally joined the Hammers on a season-long loan from Watford in October 2020 at a cost of just £1 million. West Ham then made his move to the London Stadium a permanent one for a further £3 million in the summer of 2021 (The Sun).
£4 million for the no-nonsense, tough-tackling centre-back now seems like an absolute bargain.
Daws has established himself as a cult hero at West Ham but he’s actually a lot more than that. He’s a very good good defender, and labelling him as a cult hero really doesn’t do him justice.
He has been described as an ‘immense’ centre-back by the Evening Standard.
And Craig Dawson is absolutely adored by the West Ham fans.
A January exit from West Ham may well be on the cards for Dawson though, if Moyes does in fact sign John Egan from Sheffield United.