By Liam Thomas

21st Jan, 2023 | 12:47pm

BBC Journalist: Craig Dawson to complete Wolves medical today with West Ham United exit set

West Ham United defender Craig Dawson is having his Wolves medical on Saturday 21 January ahead of completing his exit from the club, according to Simon Stone.

West Ham United agreed to a £3.3m fee for Dawson to leave the London Stadium, a deal which seems to have been coming for quite some time.

The 32-year-old has indicated his wish to move further North up the country to be closer to his family, a wish the defender has now been granted.

“Craig Dawson having his Wolves medical today,” reported the BBC journalist on Twitter. (21 January, 12:00 PM)

Wolves, who are 16th in the Premier League, face a trip to Manchester City on Sunday and are fighting the Hammers in a relegation battle.

He will be missed.

Dawson has become somewhat of a cult hero at the London Stadium and will be sorely missed by fans who have watched him put in some terrific outings in recent years.

Former West Brom player Dawson initially joined the Hammers on loan from Watford in October 2020 before turning that into a permanent move.

He has made 87 appearances, scoring five goals, in all competitions and started in all six Europa League knockout fixtures in the club’s semi-final run.

Who could forget that performance against Lyon? One which will be etched into the hearts and souls of the Irons’ support for many years to come.

He wasn’t the signing everyone craved when he first came to London but my word did he turn out to be one hell of a player for the Hammers.

Solid, reliable and as calm as you like, thanks for the memories Dawson, you will be missed.