There is news in the Daily Mirror that Newcastle United are ready to move for Tottenham defender Michael Dawson.
Michael Dawson – place no longer at Spurs?
When Dawson was at Nottingham Forest learning his trade, Newcastle and Bobby Robson were very interested in him, and thatâ€™s where we found Jermaine Jenas, and Bobby signed him as an 18 year old.
For whatever reason we didnâ€™t land Dawson, who went to Tottenham Hotspur in 2005, and he played yesterday, in their good 2-0 win over Portsmouth. It turns out of course that Jenas is now plying his trade at White Hart Lane too, and has looked good since Ramos came to the club last year.
Now that Tottenham have Jonathan Woodgate, and Ledley King has returned from injury it would appear that a Woodgate-King central pairing is the preference of new boss Juane Ramos. But King is very injury prone and doesnâ€™t seem to play too many games in a season, so we think Ramos would like to keep Dawson ot at least have good protection at center-back..
The fee mentioned for Dawson is around Â£8M, and that appears a reasonable price for a young player who has played in the over 90 Premier league games and is just 24 years old.
Since moving to Tottenham in 2005, he has played 82 times for the club and scored 2 goals and while at Nottingham Forest he made 83 appearances with 7 goals. The 6’3″ player made 13 appearances for the England Under-21 team, and twice for the England B team. Dawson was born and bred in Leyburn, North Yorkshire
We think Michael would be a good acquisition for us, and maybe we can do a package deal and get a good deal for Pasacal Chimbonda also – for around Â£9-Â£10M.
What do you think?