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Wolves: Old Gold still have the ‘potential’ to sign Craig Dawson

Wolves: Old Gold still have the ‘potential’ to sign Craig Dawson -Premier League News

Wolverhampton Wanderers still have the potential to get a deal done for West Ham United defender Craig Dawson, according to transfer expert Dean Jones.

The Lowdown: Wolves’ Dawson interest

As per the Daily Mail, the 32-year-old was keen on a move to Molineux in the summer, but his manager David Moyes did not allow him to leave on transfer deadline day as the Irons failed to sign Jan Bednarek as a replacement, having joined Aston Villa instead.

The Athletic reported that the centre-back wanted to leave east London to be closer to his family, who live in Cheshire, and it seems like there could still be a possibility to bring him to the Black Country in the near future.

The Latest: Jones’ update on Dawson

According to Jones, the door may still be open for Wolves to sign the 32-year-old from West Ham, with Old Gold manager Julen Lopetegui reportedly keen to add more British players at Molineux.

The journalist told GIVEMESPORT: “I don’t know that the Craig Dawson link is going to particularly be one of the priorities in terms of looking for a British player.

“Dawson’s been on their profile for a while and they know there might be the potential to get that deal done.”

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The Verdict: Get it done?

Head of talkSPORT Lee Clayton previously lauded the defender as a ‘warrior at both ends’, a fitting description given that Dawson has not been averse to popping up with goals for West Ham despite that not being his main responsibility, with nine in 84 appearances for the club.

The 6 foot 2 powerhouse netted twice in the Hammers’ Europa League run last season, a competition in which he was ranked by Sofascore as his team’s third-best performer throughout the tournament behind only Declan Rice and Issa Diop.

Furthermore, Dawson has displayed stellar defensive acumen over the past year, averaging 1.81 blocks per 90 minutes, a figure which puts him in the 95th percentile compared to other centre-backs in Europe’s top five leagues.

Wolves could definitely do with someone who has such high-level experience playing at the heart of their defence, with current regular Nathan Collins just 21 years old, while Max Kilman is 25.

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