By Saikat Mandal

5th Dec, 2022 | 10:10am

West Ham United could be ready to offload Craig Dawson in January

West Ham are unlikely to stand in the way of Craig Dawson if there’s a “new bid” on the table in January, according to a report from Claret and Hugh.

Dawson nearly left in the summer to join Wolves as he wanted to stay close to his family. He could be granted his wish in January.

The 32-year-old centre-back has just six months left on his current contract and the reliable Hammers source reports [4 December] that the club would “gratefully” accept a fee in the winter transfer window for him.

Options

Dawson has made five starts in the Premier League thus far, and he has been a terrific servant for the Hammers.

Even if he leaves in January, David Moyes is still likely to have a lot of options, unless there’s another injury crisis.

Nayef Aguerd, who returned to full fitness prior to the World Cup, has been playing well for Morocco, and he is set to play a massive role in the second half of the season.

Kurt Zouma had undergone a minor surgery but it appears that he could return soon. Thus, Dawson could drop down the pecking order once again when the Premier League resumes on Boxing Day.

On top of that, Moyes still has got the likes of Thilo Kehrer and Angelo Ogbonna as other options which means the Hammers are well-stocked in the central defensive area.

Dawson is unlikely to sign a new contract, and this is the best chance for Moyes to sell him. Despite his age, he won’t have a shortage of options, considering how good he has been over the past two years.