Hull City are confident of landing Tottenham Hotspur defender Michael Dawson for £4million, according to reports.
The Englishman has been deemed surplus to requirements under new head coach Mauricio Pochettino, and The Daily Mirror claims he could find a new home at the KC Stadium.
Premier League experience
Dawson is Spurs' longest serving player and has been at the club for ten years. He currently has one year remaining on his contract and Hull boss Steve Bruce believes he can land the England international.
After conceding over 50 goals last season, Tottenham Hotspur are looking to revamp their defence and Pochettino has targeted new centre backs such as Espanyol's Hector Moreno and Southampton's Dejan Lovren - who have both worked under the Argentine before.
With the arrival of new centre backs, Dawson's playing time could be limited and the English centre half may see a move to Hull City as a chance for regular first team football.
Dawson has made over 300 appearances in a Spurs shirt, scoring ten goals. He is currently the club captain, but has nearly left the club in the past.
Tottenham Hotspur accepted a bid for Michael Dawson in the region of £9million from Queens Park Rangers back in 2012, but he rejected the move and wanted to fight for his place.
However, this time the circumstances may be different as Dawson does not fit the high pressing game implemented by Pochettino and would be well advised to leave.
Style of play
Dawson is an experienced player and a leader at the back which would be a valuable asset for Hull, who often play three in defence. Good in the air and pinging long balls, Dawson would suit the Tigers' style of play and add depth to a squad also playing in Europe next season.
Hull may face competition from the likes of Crystal Palace and QPR, who are long term admirers of the player.
With the recent signing of Jake Livermore and the previous signing of Tom Huddlestone, both from Tottenham Hotspur, Steve Bruce will be hoping they can persuade Michael Dawson to join Hull City for a relative bargain.
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