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‘Once again superb’: Alan Shearer blown away by £40k-a-week West Ham star

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‘Once again superb’: Alan Shearer blown away by £40k-a-week West Ham star

West Ham United defender Craig Dawson has been praised by Alan Shearer, who named him in his latest Premier League Team of the Week.

The 30-year-old has been sensational for the Hammers since joining on a season-long loan from Watford in October, with an option to buy.

Although Dawson didn’t feature in a senior West Ham game until their last Premier League fixture of 2020, he’s been one of the first names on David Moyes’ team sheet ever since.

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To date, the £40,000-a-week star has made 12 competitive appearances for the East Londoners, scoring three goals.

Dawson shone once again for West Ham as they ran out 2-1 winners over Tottenham on Sunday.

He was a vocal, solid presence as always, clearing away multiple Spurs opportunities, blocking a Harry Kane effort and forcing a save out of Hugo Lloris in the first half.

 

“The 30-year-old was once again superb at the back for the high-flying Hammers,” Shearer wrote on the Premier League website.

The Premier League legend also named Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek and Jesse Lingard in his XI.

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Dawson is well and truly looking like an absolute bargain now, a signing which may have seemed unassuming earlier in the season but which can now very much be deemed a coup.

Watford reportedly offered the West Ham the chance sign him permanently for just £3million in January.

Given how well he’s been doing, who knows whether they could try and ask for more in the summer – there’s bound to be other clubs interested in Dawson’s services.

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