David Moyes wants West Ham to permanently sign Watford defender Craig Dawson
West Ham United manager David Moyes has confirmed his interest in making Craig Dawson’s loan to Watford a permanent change.
The defender was cleared to leave on a temporary deal after the Hornets fell in the Championship, but is now a key figure for Moyes, who said the defender was ‘worthy’ of a permanent transfer, as West Ham tried. to reach the Champions League.
The 30-year-old center-half joined the Hammers with fanfare in October but headed his fourth goal of the season last night to close a 2-0 Premier League win over Leeds.
Dawson capped a man of the match game by knocking out a late deflection from Vladimir Coufal off the line.
In January, the Watford Observer reported that the Irons hoped to make the deal permanent and, speaking after the win over Leeds, Hammers manager Moyes said a deal had yet to be struck, but he was interested in pursuing it.
“We’re not there yet with a permanent deal, but his performance, attitude and determination are still worth it,” he said.
“We brought him in and it took him a while to get started, but now he’s arrived, his experience was very important to us and he also added goals.”