West Ham United have made a surprise £12million bid for West Bromwich Albion’s Craig Dawson which has been rejected by the Baggies, according to The Telegraph.
The Hammers have already been in the transfer market this summer, having signed right-back Ryan Fredericks from Fulham on a free transfer, Toulouse defender Issa Diop and Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.
Clearly new boss Manuel Pellegrini is keen to strengthen the defence as he has made a bid for 28-year-old Dawson.
Dawson made 28 appearances for the Baggies last season, scoring twice, but his consistent defensive displays could not prevent the side being relegated to the Championship.
West Ham fans have been reacting to the latest transfer news on social media and it appears they aren’t too happy with Pellegrini’s decision to move for Dawson.
Absolutely not worth it. Don’t pay that for him. Go back with a 5m offer cos that’s what he’s worth. Tops
— timCOYI (@tim1967td) June 25, 2018
Really hope we don’t pursue this one and it’s just to get Swansea to make their minds up over Mawson.
Dawson is decent, but is already overpriced at £12m, let alone the £20m+ they apparently want
— Michael ⚒ Zdenek (@MichaelZdenek) June 25, 2018
This reeks of a Sullivan signing!… I’d be surprised if MP is interest in this very average defender!?
— costahammer (@costahammer) June 25, 2018
Apparently, we didn’t want to sign Alfie Mawson because we were worried about signing a defender from a relegated club. So now we’ve been linked with Craig Dawson ?
— ⚒ Forever West Ham ⚒ (@ForeverWestHam4) June 25, 2018
Why r we trying to buy from relegated clubs they went down for a reason ffs
— scott barwick (@puffa_the_gen) June 25, 2018