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Wolves transfer news: Wolves interested in Craig Dawson

Wolves are reportedly interested in making a late swoop for West Ham United defender Craig Dawson.

According to Telegraph journalist Mike McGrath, the club have identified the 32-year-old as a potential incoming with just a couple of days left to do business in the summer window.

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Dawson reportedly wants to leave the Hammers. And David Moyes will take the final decision on whether he can go.

The claim comes after Bruno Lage revealed on Sunday that Willy Boly did not show up at Molineux for the game against Newcastle United, despite him naming him in his matchday squad.

The Ivory Coast international wants to leave Molineux.

And he is the subject of interest from Nottingham Forest at the moment.

It is looking likely that that move will come to fruition.

Wolves apparently want Dawson to come in as the 31-year-old’s replacement.

Dawson has been with West Ham since October 2020 when he initially signed on loan from Watford.

The move puzzled a lot of Irons fans at the time, but Dawson proved to be a really good signing and the club made his move permanent for £3 million in the summer of 2021.

He’s enjoyed a really strong spell at the club, and last season he was named in the official Europa League Team of the Season along with Declan Rice.

There is currently no word on how much West Ham would demand for Dawson. But the player is said to be unhappy at the moment (Daily Mail).

West Ham are under pressure because he only has a year left on his contract. Aston Villa are also reportedly keen.

Craig Dawson would be a decent Willy Boly replacement for Wolves

This is probably not a signing that every Wolves fan will be on board with.

But ultimately, Dawson has done well with West Ham and the negative reaction from a lot of Irons fans on social media to his potential departure says a lot.

Dawson has already made 78 appearances for the club, which is a brilliant return considering he was only really signed to cover injuries.

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It indicates that he is durable, something that Boly has not been in the last couple of years.

He’s hugely popular at the London Stadium, and has made a massive impression on his teammates.

Michail Antonio said of him back in April: “He’s been unbelievable, he’s been a rock at the back, he’s like an old-school centre-half. He’s tough, he fights, he’s solid, he’s not scared to get down and deep, he’s been quality and he’s been solid for us. He came in not really to play, he’s taken his opportunity he’s taken his shirt and he’s not giving it up.”

And impressively, Dawson has actually also scored eight goals for West Ham. His threat on set-pieces would also be very nice to have, especially since Wolves have lost Romain Saiss.