The Hull City defender has a year on his contract left, and could do a lot more at Nottingham Forest than he can at Hull.
The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder believes that Burnley's Keane would still be a good addition.
The Reds have arguably the best youth academy in the Midlands, unearthing a series of stars down the years.
Dawson spent nine years at Tottenham Hotspur before moving to Hull City.
Tottenham Hotspur's squad has changed massively since Mauricio Pochettino's first game in charge.
The Tigers were pegged back twice versus Ronald Koeman's men at the KC Stadium on Friday evening.
Spurs aren't exactly renowned for their astute signings but this lot did quite well.
Tottenham Hotspur thumped the Tigers 3-0 in North London last night.
The Monday night Premier League action sees two north-east teams in need of points line up against each other at the Riverside.
Tottenham Hotspur are currently sat five points behind top of the table Liverpool.