Sevilla sporting director, Ramon Rodríguez Verdejo, has confirmed that Federico Fazio is on his way to Spurs, which with the form of new purchase Eric Dier has allowed Mauricio Pochettino to offload two central defenders.
Steve Bruce has told David Burns at Radio Humberside today that the club are now close to agreeing terms with Dawson, who will want Tottenham to pay out his contract if he is to reluctantly leave. Those negotiations are ongoing but with Spurs needing to remove players from their books a deal is expected to be reached this week.
Burns sent out this tweet earlier.
David Burns @bbcburnsy
Hull City's Steve Bruce tells @RadioHumberside they're close to agreeing terms with Spurs Michael Dawson.
Former Manchester United centre-back Bruce went back in for the 30-year-old last week and also confirmed to the local press he was trying to get the former England centre-back again when discussing his transfer targets.
“That’s another [Dawson] where we are nibbling at and we’re hopeful we can progress it."
He has since told Radio Humberside that the deal is close, the fee will be in the region of £4 million. As soon as his agents can sort out an exit package from Tottenham the deal should go through.
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Michael Dawson has been a tremendous servant to Tottenham in an era of mercenary players just stopping off for a quick buck and when he departs every fan should be thanking him for what he has done and wishing him well for the future.