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Tottenham Transfer News: Dawson, Davies, Lascelles

The latest Tottenham transfer news has updates on Spurs continued interest in Ben Davies and Jamaal Lascelles while Michael Dawson may be close to agreeing a move to Hull City.

Latest Tottenham Transfer News

Michael Dawson

Tottenham are looking to strengthen the team in central defence and at left back so the focus of much of their reported transfer interest this summer has been in those two areas. Their willingness to sell the club captain, Michael Dawson, a regular figure in central defence over much of the past nine years since signing from Nottingham Forest in 2005 is a clear indication that they are in the market for central defenders. There are concerns over the fitness of Younes Kaboul and uncertainty over Jan Vertonghen’s future plans while Tottenham have no young players in their Academy or Development squad capable of stepping into the first team immediately.

Younes Kaboul and Michael Dawson [Photro: Jav The_DoC_66]

Younes Kaboul and Michael Dawson [Photro: Jav The_DoC_66]

Michael Dawson has been linked with a move to Hull City but he was reluctant to move away from White Hart Lane, perhaps harboring hopes that he could work his way back into the manager’s thoughts as he did two years ago on the appointment of Andre Villas-Boas. Now, however, the latest report in the Mail Online suggests that he could be close to agreeing a move which would see him link up with Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore who have already made the journey from Totenham to Hull.

Jamaal Lascelles

As Tottenham are preparing to sell a former Nottingham Forest central defender, there is the possibility that they could be replacing him with the current centre-back in the Forest team. Jamaal Lascelles is an England Under-20 international in whom Tottenham have had interest for some time. The young defender, 20 years of age, was a regular in the Forest team last season and the club have already rejected a bid of £4m from Queen’s Park Rangers for Lascelles. Tottenham are expected to show their interest with an offer of £5m according to the Mail Online report.

Ben Davies

Tottenham have been in negotiation with Swansea City for a number of weeks in an attempt to sign left-back Ben Davies. It is thought that a deal for the Welsh international is close to completion and there is a suggestion on a Swansea fans’ message-board that the deal could involve Kyle Naughton moving in the opposite direction.

With the players having returned for pre-season training on Friday, Mauricio Pochettino will have a better opportunity to assess who is best suited to playing the style of football he envisages for the Tottenham team next season.

On that basis he will be able to come to a decision on who should remain at White Hart Lane and who could be moved on with the first match of the tour to the USA on Saturday week.

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  • Dai

    Davies isn’t a done deal, and word here is that he was on the plane to the Swans’ US training camp on Sunday. The club captain is quoted today as saying he hopes Davies will stay. Incidentally, the Naughton rumour on the PlanetSwans website was originally pulled from one of the Spurs forums. My reading is that the Swans have cooled on Gyfli (who is not keen on a move to Wales), are are not that bothered about bench-warming alternatives such as Naughton. The problem from the Spurs side is that Levy is still trying to get the deal done on the cheap and Huw Jenkins won’t play ball. Chances of deal about 50/50, and depends on Spurs offering more.

    • Logan Holmes

      Thanks Dai for the update – appreciated.
      It doesn’t come as a surprise that Daniel Levy is trying to push through a deal on the cheap – the sorry story of so many of our transfer negotiations.

      Couldn’t see Swansea wanting Naughton or him being prepared to go there as cover for your fullbacks.

      Think Davies would be a good signing for Spurs – a big improvement on what we’ve got. What’s your view on him?

      • Dai

        The deal might yet happen at the right price. I think we would be sorry to see Ben go, but we do have Taylor and if there was a substantial fee many Swansea fans would accept the transfer. Ben has immense potential and exceeded expectations when he stepped up to the mark after Taylor’s injury. He is good going forward, and generally sound defensively, though he was caught out once or twice last season through joining in attacks and not getting back.. We overplayed Ben towards the end of the season when we could have rotated Taylor a bit more, and his form dipped a bit. However, many of us would like to keep him if the gain is benefits of selling are marginal. Kingsley is a development player and is not Ben’s replacement as some have said, so we probably would need to sign backup for Taylor.

        • Logan Holmes

          That’s interesting to hear – I read Taylor was pushing for clarification on the Davies’ transfer so that he can decide on his future, according top his agent.

          Many thanks – keep us posted on any developments in the coming days/weeks – with both clubs off to US could be some time before there’s any resolution to the matter.

  • chris

    Don’t really know whether Spurs just re-investing player sales income this summer, or also injecting new cash into purchases. Also MP is only now meeting the players and seeing them at first hand. So we may need to be patient while new signings are worked on.

    • Logan Holmes

      Early impressions in pre-season training could be very important for the players as Pochettino decides who will fit into his style of play.

      With the size of the current squad there’ll need to be quite a number departing before they can accommodate any new players.

      Surely, they’ll have provided funds for a new manager, not just re-investing money brought in from sales.

  • chris

    Now looks like Cambiasso deal may not happen.

    • Logan Holmes

      That seemed a strange transfer – very un-Spurs-like to go after a player about to turn 34. I could understand the reasoning with his experience but at 34 he seemed to be too old.