Craig Dawson allegedly could now be convinced to stay at West Ham beyond the end of the January transfer window.

That’s according to club insiders Claret and Hugh who claim that with Wolves struggling in the Premier League and having changed managers, they may no longer be an option for Dawson.

I would absolutely love the 32-year-old to stay at the London Stadium until the end of the season at least, and so would David Moyes.

Dawson just missed out on a summer transfer away from West Ham to join Wolves, and is still keen to move closer to his home in the north of England.

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Wolves were allegedly willing to pay around £5 million for Daws (The Daily Mail).

It seems as though the defender could yet remain in East London though…

Craig Dawson could stay at West Ham

Claret and Hugh reckon that the centre-back could still remain at the club until the end of the season.

And if he does, that would be great news for us in my opinion.

Losing Dawson would obviously be a really big blow for the Hammers.

We are well covered in central defence, but Dawson’s influence both on and off the pitch cannot be underestimated.

Many fans and so-called pundits view Dawson as an old-school, no nonsense defender, and in some ways, that’s exactly what he is.

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The truth though, is that the 32-year-old has so much more about him than that.

He originally joined the Hammers on a season-long loan from Watford in October 2020. West Ham then made his move to the London Stadium a permanent one for a further £3 million in the summer of 2021 (The Sun).

Daws has established himself as a cult hero at West Ham but he’s actually a lot more than that. He’s a very good good defender, and labelling him as a cult hero really doesn’t do him justice.

The 32-year-old is one of the best passers amongst the West Ham centre-backs now having worked really hard to improve that aspect of his game, and he deserves huge credit for that.

Craig Dawson has proven during his time at West Ham that we shouldn’t ever judge a book by its cover.

Let’s just hope that the fan favourite remains at the club for some time yet.

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