There has been plenty of speculation as to the terms of the deal which saw Dawson join on a season-long loan deal from Watford in October.
This report reveals that when the loan deal was agreed upon, the paperwork was also put in place for a £2m permanent transfer should certain stipulations be met – one of which is stated as 15 Premier League starts.
Additional payments could be due based on achievements this season, including should the Irons qualify for Europe, although the details aren’t outlined.
West Ham are landing themselves an absolute bargain.
Although nobody would’ve predicted Dawson’s impact since coming into the side, Watford must be rueing both the decision to allow the defender to leave and the lowly £2m agreement.
Without a pre-arranged agreement, West Ham could’ve been looking at a minimum of four or five times this fee.