Done Deal: Hull City Sign Tottenham Captain Michael Dawson

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Michael Dawson has joined Hull City for an undisclosed fee…

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Hull City have completed the signing of Tottenham Hotspur defender Michael Dawson, who signed a three-year deal with the club on Tuesday after passing a medical.

The move – confirmed here by Sky Sports – is the Tiger’s sixth signing of the summer transfer window, following on from the purchase of Dawson’s former Spurs teammate Jake Livermore, as well as Tom Ince, Harry Maguire, Andrew Robertson and Robert Snodgrass.

Manager Steve Bruce had wanted the North London team’s club captain all summer, and revealed on Sunday that his side had agreed a deal “in principle” to sign the 30-year-old England international.

Dawson has since revealed that he is delighted to be joining the Tigers and said that his limited playing time at Spurs was a big factor in his decision to make the move.

“I know this club well and obviously there is some family history with my brother Andy having been here,” said Dawson. “I’m just excited about getting started here now. The whole football club made it an attractive move to me – the manager, the squad of players, the fans. I feel ready and raring to go.

“Leaving Tottenham after ten years there was always going to be hard for me, but the chances to play there were going to be less and so a move to Hull City represented a great opportunity for me.

“At the end of the day, footballers want to play football and that wasn’t going to happen for me at Tottenham. Once the owners and the manager here had been in touch with me about the possibility of a move, I just knew it was right.”

Dawson made 324 appearances for Tottenham in all competitions after joining the club from Nottingham Forest in January 2005. He has four caps for England, the last of which came in March 2011.

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