Three Premier League destinations for wantaway West Brom star Craig Dawson
Defender Craig Dawson is training away from West Bromwich Albion‘s first-team after handing in a transfer request. The Englishman stated his desire to leave in the early weeks of this month, which has led to clubs registering an interest in him.
Dawson has been one of West Brom’s most consistent servants and he is always a good player to have in the team. However, with the Baggies getting relegated to Championship football this season, he must look for an exit to play football at the highest level.
His quality justifies his decision of bidding adieu to the club he has played over 150 games for.
So, here are three ideal destinations for Dawson to join and harness the kind of impact he had at West Brom:
Burnley will play Europa League football this season and they may need depth in their defensive department to compete on all fronts. A player like Dawson could work wonders for them due to his sturdy defensive attitude on the field.
Despite the fact that the Englishman may not be an automatic starter at Turf Moor, he is a viable option at the back. Moreover, he is a genuine threat from set-pieces, making him a good fit since the Clarets thrive on players who can create goalscoring opportunities.
New Everton manager Marco Silva has confirmed the number of quality players he needs to make the team perform better next season. Getting a centre-back must be high on the Portuguese’s list of priorities as the Toffees still lack depth in that department.
The likes of Ashley Williams and Phil Jagielka are on the periphery, meaning Michael Keane will need an able long-term partner alongside him. In that case, Dawson can be a great signing for the team. His defensive stoutness will help Everton improve massively.
If the Foxes sell Harry Maguire to Manchester United, they will require a replacement at the back. Dawson is quite a different player but is equally effective while defending at the back.
The 28-year-old can become a vital cog in Claude Puel’s jigsaw with his abilities to score crucial goals from set-pieces and remain sturdy to prevent attackers.