After coming close to leaving Tottenham a couple of seasons ago, captain Michael Dawson has revealed that he has no intention of leaving White Hart Lane for the time being. Dawson was close to being sold to QPR during the regime of Andre Villas-Boas. However, he stayed on and captained the team to a sixth place finish last season. For much of the campaign, they were in contention for a top four spot before eventually suffering from poor form towards the end of the campaign. Dawson was an ever present with the team, but there have recently been transfer rumours linking him with the likes of Crystal Palace.
Hull City are also interested in the former England international, but it seems that the 30-year-old does not want to make a move away from the club. After having made 41 appearances in all competitions last season, he has been linked primarily because of his contract situation. The player has only one year left on his deal. He has been at Tottenham for almost a decade and will be eligible for a testimonial match next summer. He says that he has been at Tottenham for all this period because of his love for the club. This is unlikely to prevent from playing for another Premier league outfit in the near future.
“I’ve been at Tottenham for nine-and-a-half years. It’s a great football club and I’ve loved every minute of it while I’ve been here. The fans have been superb to me since day one because I’ve had some ups and downs like everyone does. The expectations are high and the players want to achieve them. We want to be in the top four and hopefully next year we’ll have another push,” said the player, who was signed from Nottingham Forest in 2005.