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.
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.
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.