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Aston Villa: Craig Dawson keen on Midlands move

Aston Villa: Craig Dawson keen on Midlands move -Aston Villa News

Aston Villa are interested in a late move for West Ham defender Craig Dawson, who is personally keen on a move to the Midlands, according to Sky Sports.

The Lowdown: Carlos injury

Steven Gerrard appears to be on the hunt for a new centre-back in the final days of the window following a serious injury to Diego Carlos earlier this month.

The Brazilian, who cost £27.9m from Sevilla this summer, is set to be sidelined for six months with a ruptured achilles tendon.

Dawson, hailed as an ‘incredible’ defender by Alan Pardew, has been linked with a Villa Park switch, and Sky Sports have now shared an encouraging update on his future.

The Latest: Dawson update

Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth provided an on-air update regarding Dawson on Tuesday.

He said that Wolves have made an offer but Villa are also interested in the centre-back, who is keen to move to the Midlands to be closer to his family.

Dawson at Villa Park?

Yes, get him in!

Yes, get him in!

Not too bothered!

Not too bothered!

The Verdict: Get it done

Dawson appears to have fallen out of favour under David Moyes, who admitted that a move away for the 32-year-old is a possibility.

He’s also been struggling with a thigh problem, however, Villa are in desperate need of a new defender, so Dawson could be an ideal signing providing he passes the medical checks. The centre-back was a regular for the Hammers last season, can even play as a right-back and has 238 games of Premier League experience under his belt.

Therefore, you’d like to think that Dawson could be a suitable stop-gap signing for Gerrard to provide competition to the likes of Ezri Konsa, Calum Chambers and Tyrone Mings, so hopefully, Villa can pip their rivals to a deal.

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