Craig Dawson is an uninspiring transfer option for West Ham this summer

As reported by The Daily Mirror, West Ham United are interested in signing West Bromwich Albion defender Craig Dawson this summer.

What’s the story?

After a disappointing season in the English Premier League, fans of the Irons are hoping the club can get significant business done when the transfer window opens and build a team capable of competing towards the top end of the table.

One player on their radar is West Brom defender Craig Dawson, who has been key to their recent improvement.

That’s according to The Mirror, who say that West Ham are joined by the likes of Wolves and Burnley in pursuit of his signature this summer.

Rated at £5.4m by Transfermarkt, is he the kind of signing that can improve the Hammers defence next season?

Should they make a move for him?

Given he has featured heavily in the defence of the worst team in the league this season, being linked with Dawson isn’t the most inspiring transfer rumour for long-suffering supporters of the hammers.

While it’s true that the versatile defender, able to play both on the right side and centrally, has been far from the Baggies’ worst performer this season, surely West Ham can do better than scouring the squads of relegation candidates for first team players?

The club haven’t used their resources especially well in recent transfer windows and while Dawson could be prove to be a reliable talent, West Brom have conceded less goals than West Ham this season after all, they should perhaps be more ambitious and imaginative with their potential transfer targets this summer, or risk facing ire from fans.