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Tottenham Hotspur have allowed captain Michael Dawson to leave the club for Hull City, for a fee believed to be in the region of £3m.

Tottenham captain Michael Dawson has become the latest player to leave White Hart Lane in order to sign for Hull City.

The 30-year-old, who joined Spurs from Nottingham Forest back in 2005, appears to be behind the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Younes Kaboul and Eric Dier in the pecking order under Mauricio Pochettino, and will reunite with former team mates Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore on Humberside.

"I’m just excited about getting started here now. The whole football club made it an attractive move to me – the manager, the squad of players, the fans. I feel ready and raring to go," said Dawson, whose brother Andy spent ten years at the KC Stadium, becoming a fans favourite in the process.

"Leaving Tottenham after ten years there was always going to be hard for me, but the chances to play there were going to be less and so a move to Hull City represented a great opportunity for me."

"At the end of the day, footballers want to play football and that wasn’t going to happen for me at Tottenham. Once the owners and the manager here had been in touch with me about the possibility of a move, I just knew it was right," added the former England international.

Dawson's departure means that Spurs should be close to completing a deal to sign Sevilla's Argentine centre back Federico Fazio, with an £8m deal in the pipeline.


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