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Wolves could find their next Romain Saiss in Craig Dawson

Less than 48 hours remain in the 2022 summer transfer window, and there is a chance Wolves could bring in Craig Dawson from West Ham United.

The club are looking at the 32-year-old with time now fast running out to do business.

Supposedly Dawson is seen as an option to replace Willy Boly, who is set to join Nottingham Forest.

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Dawson has slipped down the pecking order at the London Stadium, and apparently would like to leave.

Wolves have made an offer, and it remains to be seen if the club will be successful in signing him.

The Dawson link is one that won’t please everybody.

Undoubtedly, there are more ‘glamorous’ names out there.

But that isn’t really what Wolves need at the moment. Bruno Lage just needs someone to come in and be a good squad option, and someone who could potentially even challenge Nathan Collins and Maximilian Kilman.

Well Dawson has been superb for the Hammers since signing on an initial loan deal in October 2020.

He was really only signed to provide a bit of cover, but has gone on to make 74 appearances already for the club.

Fans have really taken to him, and you need only type his name into social media to see what Irons fans think about his potential departure.

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Dawson is not a flashy, ball-playing central defender like so many try to be these days.

He is someone who is no-nonsense, solid and consistent.

Wolves fans saw such traits in a player who has not long left Molineux.

Romain Saiss was never an elite, technical defender. And he had the odd mistake in him. But he was solid enough and always gave his all for the badge.

The Evening Standard penned a short feature on Dawson earlier this year that paid tribute to his highly impressive stint at the club.

After West Ham had progressed into the semi-finals of the Europa League, and Dawson had shone, they said: “As West Ham fans have become accustom to, Dawson stood firm to repel Lyon, making more blocks (6) than anyone on the pitch. And having already taken a blow to his nose in the first leg, he twice stuck his face in front of efforts from Lyon winger Tete.”

Craig Dawson can be Wolves’ new Romain Saiss

Signing Dawson could see Wolves have another Romain Saiss type on their hands.

Saiss was often a warrior on the pitch for Wanderers and loved to throw himself in harm’s way.

Dawson is seemingly the same kind of player.

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The Evening Standard’s feature was titled ‘How Craig Dawson has become a Hammers cult hero’, and those last two words were certainly applicable to Saiss during his time at Molineux.

And there is also the fact that Dawson is actually a decent goal threat.

He’s scored eight goals for West Ham since his arrival and that again makes him somewhat similar to Saiss, who popped up semi-regularly with a goal for Wolves.