By Liam Thomas

19th Jan, 2023 | 8:09pm

West Ham United exit set as Wolves agree transfer fee for Craig Dawson

West Ham United have agreed to the sale of defender Craig Dawson to Wolves for a fee of £3.3m, according to TalkSPORT journalist Alex Crook.

Wolves and Dawson are hoping to complete the deal in time for their Premier League game against Manchester City on 22 January.

Dawson came close to joining Wolves in the summer and has been a long-term target of the midlands club, he was also a fan favourite at the Hammers.

“Wolves have agreed a £3.3m fee with West Ham United for defender Craig Dawson and are hoping to get the deal completed in time for Sunday’s trip to Manchester City,” revealed Crook on Twitter. (19 January, 7:58 PM)

“Dawson is a long-term target who came close to joining in the summer.”

Long time coming?

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Dawson leaving the London Stadium seems like an inevitable scenario at this point, but the news from Crook is still slightly out of the blue.

With the Hammers suffering from consistent injuries at the back this season, it was thought that David Moyes would want to keep onto Dawson until the summer.

Nevertheless, it seems Dawson has finally got his wish to move back closer to his family up North and Moyes will now be left with one less option at the back.

The defender has been a terrific servant and a quality asset to have during his time at West Ham United and fans will be absolutely gutted to see him go.

Especially to another club fighting the Hammers in a relegation battle, the signing of Dawson will only help Wolves in that one.

Having experience in the dressing room is vital in relegation scraps and the decision to let Dawson leave could prove to be a foolish one from West Ham United.