CRAIG DAWSON has accomplished a £3million transfer to Wolves from West Ham.
The defender, 32, will play for his fourth Prem membership after earlier stints at West Brom and Watford.
The skilled centre-back leaves London Stadium after 87 appearances in three seasons with the Hammers.
He helped David Moyes‘ aspect to final season’s Europa League semi-finals – enjoying each minute within the knockout rounds.
Upon getting his man, Wolves sporting director Matt Hobbs advised the membership’s official web site: “Everyone will be aware it’s a signing we tried to do last window and it fell through in the end because the replacement West Ham have been taking a look at fell by way of.
“Craig’s needed to return right here for the final six months, so it’s one thing we’ve stored heat and stored in contact on.
“His household are within the north of England, so for him it’s nice to get nearer to them.
“He’s a player we’ve wanted for a while, so it was great to get it done, even if it’s six months later than we wanted, but it’s good to get here now.”
Hobbs then added: “In my first interview, I talked about gamers who know the league are vital.
“Personalities are vital. We misplaced a couple of leaders in the summertime with John [Ruddy], Conor [Coady] and Romain [Saiss].
“We’re bringing one other chief into the group, which is all the time a constructive, however in the event you take a look at our centre-backs, they’re all comparatively younger, not simply in age, but in addition the variety of video games they’ve performed in English league soccer, not to mention the Premier League.
“The quantity of video games Craig has performed, he could be a foil for these guys on and off the pitch.
“He’s going to be a very good player for our squad and will be someone our young centre-halves will learn a lot from and will help develop those players.”
Dawson helped West ham knock Sevilla, then managed by Julen Lopetegui, out of Europe final time period.
He’ll assist bolster Wolves’ survival bid, with the Molineux membership nonetheless embroiled in a tussle on the backside of the desk.
Lopetegui’s males at present sit seventeenth within the Prem, solely out of the relegation zone on purpose distinction.
Dawson is Wolves’ third signing of a busy January window.
They beforehand recruited former Southampton and Fulham midfielder Mario Lemina kind Good, and Spanish worldwide Pablo Sarabia from Paris Saint-Germain.