Newcastle United are interested in signing Craig Dawson from West Bromwich Albion this summer, according to ESPN.
It has been reported that newly-appointed Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is a “big admirer” of the 25-year-old defender and wants him as part of his team for the 2015-16 campaign.
According to ESPN, McClaren tried to sign the versatile defender when he was in charge of Championship outfit Derby County.
Would Craig Dawson be a good signing for Newcastle United?
Newcastle struggled defensively during the recently concluded 2014-15 season, and they do need a strong and established defender.
Dawson knows the Premier League inside out, and his ability to play at centre-back and at right-back means that the Magpies will virtually get two defenders for the price of one.
During the 2014-15 campaign, the Englishman scored two goals and created five chances in 29 league appearances.
Dawson had a pass accuracy of 74% and a shot accuracy of 31%, and he won 106 headers, seven dribbles and 39 tackles.