Craig Dawson will join West Ham United on a season-long loan.

The centre-half joined the Hornets on a free transfer in July 2019, and since that time he made 31 appearances during his debut campaign – scoring two goals.

But now Dawson is confirmed to spend season 2020/21 with the Hammers, who hold an option to purchase Dawson as part of the deal.

He said: “I’m delighted to be here and really looking forward to being back in the Premier League and working with the manager and group of lads.

“I’m really excited and looking ahead to the game at the weekend. I can’t wait to get started and share my experience.

“We’ve got a lot of experienced lads here anyway and to be joining this group of players is an exciting prospect, so I can’t wait.

“It’s a talented group and I can add competition to that back line, so hopefully I can slot straight in with the lads and help them improve their game as well.

“West Ham is obviously a massive club and London Stadium is a great home stadium and hopefully the fans are back soon cheering us on.”