It appears as if Michael Dawson's time at Tottenham Hotspur really is coming to an end. Sky Sports is reporting that Spurs have accepted a £9 million bid from Queens Park Rangers for the central defender.
While Sky is, well, Sky, too many sources have been hinting at Dawson being sold to not believe this. QPR have money and are ready to spend, too, making this all the more likely.
This brings an end to Dawson's seven years at White Hart Lane. They have been largely good years, never more so than when he paired Ledley King to push Tottenham to fourth place in 2009-2010. It was a standout year for Dawson that helped earn him a place on England's 2010 World Cup team. He was so good during that stretch that Carlos Tevez called him the best English defender he had played against. When he was at his best, Dawson was nothing short of tremendous.
But injuries have always plagued Dawson. He hasn't been healthy for a couple years now and really doesn't fit into Andre Villas-Boas system. His biggest problem has always been turning and running, which doesn't exactly work well with a manager who likes to play a high line.
Dawson's sale will leave Spurs with only four defenders and as someone who really likes Dawson, it will be sad to see him go. His spirit was fantastic and nobody represented the club better than Dawson, but the club has to be realistic. He doesn't fit in with the team right now and £9 million for an injury prone, 28-year-old defender who is battling for a back up spot is a ton of money. It's right to sell him, even if it hurts. Best of luck, Daws.