Wolves are back in for Craig Dawson, and reportedly also want another player from West Ham United.

TalkSPORT journalist Alex Crook has reported this afternoon that Wanderers are ready to try and sign the centre-back, as they did last summer.

The news is also being reported by Express & Star journalist Liam Keen.

Wolves attempted to bring Dawson in on deadline day.

A deal had been in place. But West Ham pulled the plug at the eleventh hour, as they failed to sign Jan Bednarek from Southampton.

The Hammers needed to bring in cover for Dawson before letting him go.

In the end, Wolves proceeded with four centre-back options.

Julen Lopetegui is very keen to add another to his ranks this month. And it looks as though he has given the green light over Dawson.

Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has added that West Ham are open to offers for the 32-year-old. He says that, like in the summer, West Ham would want to replace him.

Dawson has just six months left on his contract.

There is a very good chance he’ll leave this window, so that West Ham don’t lose him for free.

West Ham do also have to consider what allowing £45,000-a-week star Dawson to join Wolves would mean moving forwards.

It’s possible that the Irons may not sanction a move because they may see it as strengthening a side that is near them in the Premier League table.

Craig Dawson would be a good addition for Wolves and it’s positive they’re back in for him

This news should be welcomed by Wolves fans.

Sure, there are lots of better centre-halves out there than Dawson.

West Ham United v Leicester City - Premier League
Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images

But this is a player that has lots of Premier League experience and would come in fairly cheap.

Last year, the Evening Standard did a feature piece on Dawson, pointing him out as a cult hero at West Ham. The piece featured quotes from former captain Mark Noble, who described him as ‘fantastic’ since his arrival.

He fits the bill of a player who could push two established starters. And that’s exactly what Wolves need right now.

Wolves’ dressing room is also lacking experienced players and leaders and so getting Dawson in would be smart. It also weakens West Ham.

Related Topics