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Tottenham sell Michael Dawson to Hull City

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Michael Dawson's near decade long spell at Tottenham ended last night as the centre-back finally joined Hull City for a reported fee of £3 million.

After nine-and-a-half years at White Hart Lane, 'Daws' puts an end to his 'amazing' time at Spurs, including winning the League Cup, playing in the Champions League and captaining the Lilywhites.

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Dawson reveals proudest moment

Dawson made 324 appearances for Spurs and formed a very good partnership with Ledley King. Joining as a 21-year-old, Dawson told the Tottenham website of his highlights.

"It has to be AC Milan, leading the team out at the San Siro in the Champions League," he revealed. When I left a Championship team at Forest to play in the Premier League, I dreamt about playing with and against world-class players. I’ve achieved that at Spurs."

Dawson had fallen down the pecking order at Spurs, and was originally made available for transfer by previous manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Dawson exposed by high-line tactics

Despite an offer from Queens Park Rangers, the North Yorkshire-born defender was determined to prove his worth to his new boss and convinced the Portuguese boss of his worth.

However, the high-line tactics employed by Andre Villas-Boas and also favoured by Mauricio Pochettino exposed Dawson's lack of pace and with Jan Vertonghen, Younes Kaboul and new signing Eric Dier ahead of him in the pecking order, Dawson has reluctantly decided to move.

After a long chase, Hull boss Steve Bruce has his man, and will hope the Nottingham Forest graduate drives the FA Cup runners up run in the Europa League.

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