New West Brom manager Slaven Bilic needs to hit the ground running amid reports that both Watford and Burnley are facing off against each other, as they attempt to sign Baggies defender Craig Dawson, who has indicated he wants to play in the Premier League, according to The Sun.
Dawson had a solid campaign last season, with three goals and two assists in 44 appearances in all competitions, as the Baggies managed a fourth placed finish in the league.
So would Dawson be a good signing for Watford?
“I think this would be a good signing for Watford.
“Dawson has plenty of Premier League experience, and has been one of the most reliable defenders in the Championship this season, proving he is still good enough to play in the top tier.
“It remains to be seen just what West Brom’s approach to the transfer window will be this season, but if they do indeed look to cut costs, this could be an opportunity for Watford to pounce.”
“This could be a very good signing.
“Dawson will provide a reliability to the Watford back-line which they have missed in recent years.
“He has proved himself a dependable Premier League defender, and has countless experience to draw upon too. He is also no stranger to the odd goal.”
“It will be for West Brom; they’ll get a good fee here and there are better out there.
“Dawson has played in the Prem and will settle nicely at Watford, but for a side looking to kick on I’m not sure this is a wise move.
“I didn’t like his attitude at the start of last season and, being honest, he’s not stood out for me in the Championship.”
“Dawson is an experienced defender and scores a few goals too.
“You can understand him wanting to return to the Premier League and he should be able to make an impact at a club like Watford.
“It will be a blow for West Brom to lose him, but to be fair to him, he didn’t just jump ship straight away when the club were relegated, so if he wants to move on now after another season then that’s fair enough.”
“He’s Premier League quality.
“I was surprised to not see Dawson leave West Brom after they were relegated last season, and it’s a shame they didn’t win promotion back into the Premier League with him last season.
“I think he’s destined for a move back into the top-flight, and Watford could be the ideal destination for him.
“If he’s guaranteed regular game time, then I’d be stunned if Dawson wasn’t to sign for the Hornets.”