Hull City defender Michael Dawson has revealed that he spoke to Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore before leaving Tottenham Hotspur.
While midfielder Huddlestone was on the books of Spurs from 2005 until 2013, 25-year-old Livermore played on loan for Hull from the North London club in 2013-14 before joining the Tigers on a permanent contract in the summer transfer window.
Dawson was deemed surplus to requirements by Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and was sold to Hull for a reported transfer fee of £3.5 million in the summer.
The 31-year-old England international has now revealed that he spoke to two of his former Tottenham teammates before making the move to the KC Stadium.
“I knew the gaffer [Hull manager Steve Bruce] had tried to sign me when he was at Sunderland and, after what Hull achieved last season, staying up and getting to the FA Cup final, and then seeing the new players they’d attracted,” The Independent quotes him as saying.
“I also spoke to [former Spurs team-mates] Tom [Huddlestone] and Jake [Livermore], both about the gaffer and about the club, and they had nothing but positive things to say.”
Dawson has been made an important part of the Hull team by manager Steven Bruce, but his progress at the Yorkshire club has been hampered by injuries.
However, the former Nottingham Forest star has fully recovered from his problems and could be given a start against his former team Tottenham at the KC Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday.
One suspects that Dawson will be determined to show Spurs that they should not have let him go…