According to The Sunday People, Aston Villa are interested in signing West Bromwich Albion defender Craig Dawson at the end of the season.
West Brom are preparing themselves for a summer exodus with the club on the brink of being relegated from the Premier League.
The Baggies have struggled all season – collecting just 20 points from 31 matches to sit bottom of the table, and they are currently 10 points from the safety of 17th position.
According to The Sunday People, Dawson will be among those to leave the Hawthorns this summer, and Villa are very interested in completing a deal.
That said, much would depend on whether Villa can earn promotion to the Premier League.
Steve Bruce’s side are currently fourth in the Championship table after 38 matches, and need to secure a return to the top flight in order to splash the cash at the end of the season.
The 27-year-old has been on West Brom’s books since 2010 – making more than 150 appearances for the Baggies in all competitions.
Dawson has scored 10 times for West Brom since the start of the 2015-16 season, and there is no question that he has been one of the team’s better performers this term.
Valued at £5.4m by transfermarkt.co.uk, the Englishman has netted twice in 25 appearances for his Premier League club this season.
There are bound to be other clubs interested in signing the versatile defender this summer, but Villa, whose supporters also want their club to sign Bristol City’s Joe Bryan, seemingly fancy their chances if they can earn promotion from the Championship.
Despite West Brom’s struggles this season, Dawson is a strong Premier League defender, and it would be a surprise if he was not playing top-flight football next term regardless of what happens to his current team in the final weeks of the 2017-18 campaign.