West Ham might not have been able to sign every player they wanted in the recent transfer window, but the recent loan signing of Craig Dawson could turn out to be a shrewd bit of business by the Hammers.
As reported by The Sun, David Moyes’ side completed a loan deal for the former Watford centre-back on Monday. Interestingly, should Dawson perform well for West Ham, they have the option to sign the player on a permanent deal for just £2m at the end of the season.
In this day and age than can only be considered a bargain, especially for a player who was a regular for a Premier League side – Watford – last season.
Such a good deal can’t be passed up
Dawson made 30 appearances for Watford last season. Okay, Watford might not have had the best of seasons last year, but the chance to sign Dawson on a permanent deal for only £2m can’t be sniffed at.
It is well-known that West Ham were desperate to sign a centre-back in the last transfer window. The club, as reported by Sky Sports, had a £30m bid for Burnley’s James Tarkowski turned down.
Signing Dawson on a loan deal might be a bit of a world away from the bid for Tarkowski.
However, that does not mean that he won’t be a good signing for West Ham. David Moyes looks to know what he is doing so far this season.
Manager knows what he is doing
He has masterminded a couple of excellent wins for the Hammers recently, over Wolves and Leicester City. He deserves real credit for that, as he has also been battling the Corona-19 virus.
Therefore, Dawson deserves a chance to show that he can be a good signing for West Ham. He might not feature in the starting line-up every week. However, Dawson can also play at right-back, which means he could be useful because of his versatility.
Only time will tell how good a player Dawson will be for West Ham this season. However, should he turn out to be a good signing, then the £2m that West Ham will have to pay to make the deal permanent could turn out to be one of the bargains of the season.