Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of parting ways with their long serving skipper Michael Dawson. QPR and Hull City are interested in his services, and talks are at an advanced stage with Hull City.
FA Cup Finalists Hull City are preparing for their maiden Europa League campaign. Steve Bruce side has already acquired the permanent signing of Tottenham loanee Jake Livermore in a club record transfer fee and brought winger Robert Snodgrass from Norwich City. Hull City’s next target in the revolutionary plans are Tottenham Hotspur skipper Michael Dawson.
Even though a committed and dedicated player for Tottenham Hotspur, Michael Dawson isn’t considered as a suitable option at White Hart Lane. Andre Villas Boas had decided to cash in on the players services in 2012, only for the player to resist the move. Now under the reign of Mauricio Pochettino, the Spurs skipper is finding himself surplus to the requirements again. Michael Dawson has only one year remaining on his contract and is expected to slow down in the coming years.
Michael Dawson: “I have been at Tottenham for nine-and-a-half years. It is a great football club and I have loved every minute of it while I have been here. The fans have been superb to me since day one because I have had some ups and downs, like everyone does. The expectations are high and the players want to achieve them.”
Even though Dawson announced his desire to fight for his place at Tottenham, turning things around will be difficult. Jan Vertonghen, Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches are better suited for Mauricio Pochettino’s playing style. Apart from the trio, a new defender is expected at White Hart Lane making things more miserable for Michael Dawson.
It is reported that Tottenham have agreed a transfer fee in the range 4-5 Million with Hull City for Michael Dawson’s services. With only a year remaining on his contract, it will be the last chance for Spurs to cash in on the player and Daniel Levy knows this better. BBC has reported that Hull City have opened talks with Michael Dawson. QPR, Crystal Palace and West Ham United were also interested in securing the services of Tottenham skipper this summer. Hull City holds the edge over their rivals in two fronts: familiar faces in Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore in dressing room and the attraction of European football.
An England international with 4 Caps to his name, Michael Dawson will earn more respect at Hull City and is expected to lead them from the front. Hull City’s pairing of Curtis Davis and Michael Dawson has the potential to form a solid partnership to meet the demands of Premier League and Europa League. Convincing Michael Dawson to leave White Hart Lane to join Hull City will be a herculean task. Can they do it?