Hull City have agreed terms with Dawson, a player doesn't agree terms with a club if he has no intention of leaving, what would be the point?
Steve Bruce is naturally frustrated and wants the deal to be completed as soon as possible but the matter is out of his hands and he can only sit and wait.
“It seems a bit of a stalemate at the moment. It’s not for me to broadcast what the problems are.
“Transfers take time and we’re just going to have be a bit patient.”
A fee has been agreed with Spurs, Spurs have told Dawson he is not part of the plans, Dawson has obviously accepted that and negotiated a deal. So what's the problem?
Well the club captain has been with us since January 2005, minutes before the winter transfer window shut. The former England Under 21 skipper joined us from Nottingham Forest and has gone on to win England B caps and 4 full caps.
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He lifted the League Cup in 2007/08 and won Player of the Year in 2009/10. In January he is due a testimonial for 10 years service so leaving now means he would miss out on a pay day. I can understand why he would compensating for moving right now when he could have a testimonial and move next summer when he will have one year left on his contract.
It would appear we do not want to give him a golden handshake in which case he is under contract and staying put. If Spurs want his wages off the bill and a place free in the squad then Daniel Levy will have to come to reach agreement on a severance package.
In the meantime Dawson will continue to give his all as he always has done.