West Ham are reportedly interested in trying to sign Watford defender Craig Dawson before the summer transfer window shuts.
According to the Daily Mail, the Hammers have moved on from Burnley’s James Tarkowski after being priced out of a move for him and are continuing in their pursuit of a new centre-back.
It is claimed that West Ham are now look at Dawson, who suffered relegation to the Championship last season with Watford.
The report explains that the 30-year-old Englishman ticks a lot of boxes for manager David Moyes and the club are targeting a move for him.
Dawson is an experienced centre-back that has played 182 games in the Premier League and is recognised as an old fashioned defender that is strong in the air, as well as aggressive in his tackling.
He’s currently sat on the bench at Vicarage Road in the Championship, but he may be given an automatic path back to the top-flight.
Dawson is a reliable centre-back that isn’t going to catch the eye with anything spectacular, but is consistent and can do a solid job.
If Moyes wants another option in his squad, then the Watford man will surely be a cheap player he can bring in to strengthen his choices.
But West Ham could arguably do with a marquee addition at centre-back that can seriously challenge for a spot in the starting XI and that does make the Dawson speculation a little underwhelming.