Tottenham skipper Dawson close to exit - report

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After over ten years at White Hart Lane, it looks like Spurs defender Michael Dawson is about to seal a move to Hull City.

Tottenham captain Michael Dawson has been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane for much of the summer, and with Spurs set to complete the signing of Sevilla defender Federico Fazio in the next few days, it looks like the England international's time at the club may be up.

Sky Sports are reporting that Dawson is very close to a move to Hull City, who had been chasing him for much of the summer only for a move to have remained elusive.

Dawson struggled in Tottenham's high line defence last season, where his lack of pace saw him caught out on numerous occasions. Despite being a fan favourite, and making 324 appearances since his move from Nottingham Forest in 2004, he has yet to feature this season under new boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Two other Tottenham old boys have joined the Tigers over the last year, with Tom Huddlestone arriving last summer, swiftly followed by Jake Livermore, initially on loan before the 24-year-old made his switch permanent in June.

And it appears that Hull manager Steve Bruce has been more than happy with his recruits from White Hart Lane, seemingly edging closer to a player in his own mould that he has been chasing since the 2013/14 season ended.

The Spurs captain's older brother Andy Dawson played for Hull for 10 years, making 317 appearances for the Yorkshire club as he helped them all they way to the Premier League from League Two. The older Dawson is now at Scunthorpe United in League One but would undoubtedly have good things to say about the Tigers.

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