There are a couple of reports in today’s papers that say Newcastle United are still interested in Tottenham Hotspur’s Michael Dawson.
Michael Dawson – on his way out of Spurs this summer
We expect Spurs will be shipping out Michael, after they capture Richard Dunne to play alongside Jonathan Woodgate next season, but we wonder if the 24 year-old is good enough for Newcastle.
Bobby Robson was always interested in the youngster, while Michael was at Nottingham Forest, but finally decided to sign then 18 year old Jermaine Jenas, after having watching the Forest team play many times.
Both The Sun and the Daily Star report today that Newcastle will face competition from Bolton and Aston Villa for the Spurs defender, with a fee of Â£4M being mentioned. That fee seems reasonable given the experience Michael has gained at Spurs.
But we’re not sure that Michael would be a good buy for the club, especially when we have young Steven Taylor, who is very like what Michael was at 22, but we have higher hopes for Steven.
There’s no doubt that Michael, who stands 6’2″ tall, is a more than decent player, and he represented the England Under-21 side 13 times and has also played for the England B side.
He’s played a total of 101 times with 2 goals for Spurs, and before he moved to the London club in 2005, for a fee that eventually reached Â£8M, he had played 83 times for Nottingham Forest and scored 7 goals.
He’s a big strong lad but too prone to making mistakes in our opinion.
What do you think?
Comments very welcome.