Last summer, Tottenham Hotspur sold centre-back Michael Dawson to Hull City for an undisclosed fee, but in hindsight it may not have been the smartest move.
Dawson was 30 when he left White Hart Lane, with Spurs ultimately replacing him with Federico Fazio, and while the Argentine has eventually settled into English football, things have not always gone smoothly.
With Vlad Chiriches also flattering to deceive and Younes Kaboul barely seen in recent times, there is an argument to be had that Dawson should have been kept even with Fazio’s arrival.
After all, for all the centre-backs Tottenham have at their disposal few have performed particularly well this season.
Dawson made 324 appearances for Tottenham prior to his move to Hull, where he has featured 27 times under Steve Bruce.
A couple of minor injuries aside, Dawson has featured regularly for the Tigers and on his return to White Hart Lane the Tottenham fans showed their appreciation for a player some feel should never have left.
With a chant of “There’s only one Michael Dawson’ ringing out loud and clear, one wonders if the Spurs supporters were sending a message to the club’s hierarchy as much as to the fan favourite himself.
Cries of 'There's only one Michael Dawson' ring out around White Hart Lane as he gets a superb reception from our fans.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 16, 2015