West Brom are set for another season in the Championship. The Baggies were defeated on penalties by Aston Villa, despite winning the game 1-0. The man who nearly guided them to victory was Craig Dawson. His first-half header took the game to extra-time. But surely it could be his last game for West Brom.
Last summer, following relegation from the Premier League, he handed in a transfer request at West Brom, as reported by Sky Sports. The team most strongly linked with capitalising were West Ham United.
As reported by The Sun, West Ham were willing to pay £12 million for the player. However, the report claimed West Brom wanted a fee nearer £20 million for the Team GB 2012 Olympian.
However, no exit ever happened and Dawson has played like he never wanted to leave. He played 44 games for the Baggies this season and has been in fine recent form.
West Ham would, therefore, be wise to make a second move to bring Dawson to the club.
Dawson is unlikely to cost as much as last season and he could provide some vital cover at centre-back for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
West Ham should certainly consider making another move for the 29-year-old.