Saturday 24 August 2019

Dawson swaps West Brom for Watford

The centre-back has agreed a four-year deal with the FA Cup finalists.

Craig Dawson spent nine seasons with West Brom (Adam Davy/PA)
Craig Dawson spent nine seasons with West Brom (Adam Davy/PA)

By PA Reporters

Watford have completed the signing of defender Craig Dawson from West Brom for an undisclosed fee.

Centre-back Dawson has agreed a four-year deal at Vicarage Road to become the Premier League club’s first summer signing.

The 29-year-old scored three times in 45 appearances in all competitions for the Baggies last season as they reached the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-finals.

“The club wishes Craig and his family all the very best in the future,” read a statement on West Brom’s website.

Dawson joined West Brom from Rochdale in 2010 but initially remained on loan at Spotland.

The former England Under-21 international, who had a temporary spell with Bolton in 2013, played 225 times for the Baggies, scoring 15 goals.

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