Ex-England U21 defender becomes Watford’s first summer signing

Ian Watson

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 following a deal reported to be worth around £5.5million.

The 29-year-old made 225 appearances for the Baggies, scoring 15 goals, after joining from Rochdale in 2010.

“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.