Craig Dawson looks set to stay at West Bromwich Albion until January at least, despite reported interest from Celtic, West Ham United and Burnley in the summer transfer window.
The Mirror reported of interest from former Premier League champions Leicester City and Scottish Premiership giants Celtic this summer in Dawson.
With the transfer window in the Premier League now closed, it seems that Dawson will stay at West Brom until January at least.
Given that Dawson handed in a transfer request and refused to attend the Baggies’ pre-season training camp in Portugal - as reported by The Express & Star - many West Brom fans will be worried about the commitment of the 28-year-old defender, especially as the team need to be on a winning run in the opening weeks of the season in order to finish in the Championship top two.
West Brom manager Darren Moore’s latest comments about the former Rochdale star should allay The Hawthorns’ faithful concerns.
Moore told The Express & Star about Dawson: “Craig is a fantastic footballer, contracted to the club. I’m looking forward to working with Craig as I always have. He knows my views, I know his views, my message is let’s get to work. It’s done, the window’s closed.”
“We’ve had talks,” Moore added. “I haven’t taken him to one side but the communication is always there, as it is with all the players. We speak on a daily basis, it’s not about pulling him aside for a single chat.
“I don’t want to single Craig out but he is an exceptional talent and a good defender. He’s in the prime of his career, we’ve all seen how well he’s developed at the club."
The West Brom boss further said: “My message to the fans is to continue supporting him as you’ve always done. We now need to come together as one, which is what I’ve always said.”