Michael Dawson recently rebuffed transfer rumours linking him with an exit from Tottenham, but it appears that he will be set for a move after all. FA Cup finalists of 2014, Hull City, are reportedly interested in his services. This has been confirmed by Hull manager Steve Bruce. After making a lot of crucial signings last season, the club not only managed to stay in the Premier League but also get bonuses by reaching the FA Cup final. Bruce, though, will be aware that the second season will be even harder.
Hull City want to be prepared in the best possible manner and they have identified Dawson as a crucial element to improve the squad. They already have a good centre back in the form of Curtis Davies. If signed by Hull, Dawson can be expected to partner Davies at the back. Dawson came close to leaving Tottenham last summer when the club received an offer from QPR. However, the player decided to stay at White Hart Lane. This summer, though, things may be different after the arrival of new manager Mauricio Pochettino. It remains to be seen if the South American will prefer the ‘slow’ Dawson in order to part of the high pressing and high tempo game that his teams usually play.
“Michael I’ve always liked, there’s no disputing that. But at the end of the day, he’s Tottenham captain with time left on his contract. It’s difficult but it’s something we’ve had a nibble at. We’ll see if it happens. A manager is always greedy. Ideally we’d still like another two or three in, especially with what we’ve got ahead in Europe. To have secured Jake [Livermore] and brought in Tom Ince and Robert Snodgrass, that shows how far we’re progressing as a club,” said manager Steve Bruce.