When Craig Dawson left West Bromwich Albion for Watford in 2019, few would have predicted that the centre-back would go on to be starring within the Premier League and in Europe for West Ham United three years later.
The Baggies signed the Englishman from Rochdale in 2010 and he would go on to make 225 appearances throughout his time on the Hawthorns, contributing 15 objectives and 12 assists.
Dawson’s final season for the membership noticed him make 43 appearances within the Championship with the Baggies as they completed fourth, contributing three objectives and two assists, with WhoScored awarding him a stable 6.96 score for his performances throughout the season.
It was maybe no shock that the centre-back would earn a transfer again to the Premier League with the Hornets and aged 29, it appeared as if the £5.5m payment West Brom obtained wouldn’t be too unhealthy a deal, particularly when he struggled in his debut season with the Vicarage Highway outfit.
Dawson would make 29 appearances for Watford within the 2019/20 marketing campaign as they had been relegated from the highest tier however a mortgage transfer to West Ham the next summer time would see him actually set up himself as a high defender on the highest degree.
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Spectacular performances in his debut marketing campaign with the Hammers would see them signal him completely in 2021 and he was a mainstay in David Moyes’ aspect final season as they secured European soccer with a top-eight end within the Premier League, in addition to reaching a Europa League semi-final.
The 32-year-old was one of many stars within the Irons’ aspect as they had been knocked out by eventual winners Eintracht Frankfurt within the semi-final, along with his performances incomes him a spot within the Europa League ‘Team of the Season’.
Michail Antonio was filled with reward for the influence that Dawson has had throughout his time on the London Stadium on the Football Daily Podcast saying:
“He’s been unbelievable, he’s been a rock on the again, he’s like an old-school centre-half. He’s robust, he fights, he’s stable, he’s not scared to get down and deep, he’s been high quality and he’s been stable for us. He got here in probably not to play, he’s taken his alternative he’s taken his shirt and he’s not giving it up.”
Contemplating that West Brom have managed simply three clean sheets within the Championship to this point this season, they positively might have used a participant of Dawson’s high quality within the coronary heart of their defence now, so should be regretting letting him go for thus low cost in 2019.