West Ham boss David Moyes is considering a move to sign Watford centre-back Craig Dawson, according to a report from the Daily Mail.

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It is suggested that the Hammers could move for the Hornets defender if we are unsuccessful in our pursuit of Juventus ace Daniele Rugani.

Talk about settling for less and lowering your standards eh?

West Ham manager David Moyes desperately needs to bolster his central defensive ranks this summer. He has said so himself on many occasions.

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Craig Dawson (Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

And the Daily Mail reckons that Dawson, 30, could be a target for the Hammers.

The centre-back, who earns £42,000 per week (Football League FC), joined Watford from West Brom in the summer of 2019 for around £5.5 million (Sky Sports).


In 29 Premier League appearances last season, the Hornets man averaged one tackle, 1.2 interceptions, 3.8 clearances and 1.1 blocks per game. He also won an average of 3.5 aerial duals per match (Who Scored).


Dawson is a decent centre-back, certainly at Championship level. But signing him would go against everything David Moyes wants to achieve at West Ham.

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Craig Dawson (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

The Scot has repeatedly insisted that he wants to sign young and hungry players with a lot to prove. And 30-year-old Hornets defender certainly doesn’t fit into that category.

So signing Dawson would be somewhat of a kick in the teeth for Moyes. Or perhaps the 57-year-old didn’t know what the Red Bull model was and just kept saying it because he thought it sounded good? Who really knows.

But one thing is for sure. Something’s not right at West Ham. David Sullivan’s car-crash talkSPORT interview yesterday confirmed that.

And signing someone like Dawson, considering the fact that we’ve been linked with the likes of Rugani and Wesley Fofana, would be a real affront to Hammers fans.

We must accept where we are, however. Perhaps bringing in the 30-year-old Watford man would be better than signing no one this summer. He is certainly better than Fabian Balbuena. But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be annoyed at our owners’ lack of ambition at the same time.

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