Hull linked with Michael Dawson - why it is time Tottenham sold him

Steve Bruce’s men are being linked with a summer raid for the Spurs man, which the North Londoners should give serious consideration to.

Tottenham have appointed Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager and hopes are high that the former Southampton man can lead an upturn in the club’s fortunes.

An upheaval within the playing squad is expected this summer, with the Argentine set to appraise the individual components and make a judgement call over their future.

One man that will be in the spotlight once more is Michael Dawson.

The Daily Mail have today suggested that Steve Bruce is keen to bring the former Nottingham Forest man to Hull and will offer the North Londoners £3.5 million for the defender.

There is a real case to suggest that Tottenham should cut their losses on a player that has been a good servant to the club but who does not feature in their future ambitions.

Dawson is as brave and loyal as they come, with the passionate centre-half a Spurs man through-and-through.

However, with the goal of breaking into the top four, quality must take precedence over loyalty.

Dawson’s lack of pace and positional sense saw him caught out on regular occasion last season, with Pochettino’s tactics not going to suit him.

With the new boss set to play a high line in defence to condense space when the opposition is on the ball, Dawson could be cruelly exposed.

Dawson is a player that has served Tottenham and been a good club man, but younger, more nimble footed options will be needed for Pochettino’s tactics to be effective.

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