Despite nearly leaving for QPR last summer, Spurs are set to offer Michael Dawson a new four-year-deal.
Club captain Michael Dawson appeared not to be in Spurs boss Andre Villa Boas’ plans last summer after the centre-back held talks with QPR over a proposed £8million move to Loftus Road.
However, after Dawson rejected the move he has worked his way back into the Spurs line-up, making 20 appearances for the club this season. This has prompted Tottenham to open negotiations with the 29-year-old defender over a new deal, reports Goal.com.
Spurs signed the defender from Nottingham Forest in 2005, for a fee of around £4million. He has played over 250 times for the club since and has appeared four times for England.
After Ledley King retired from football last summer, Dawson was handed the captain’s armband by Tottenham, but then he struggled to get into the side.
Dawson currently has a £40,000-a-week contract at White Hart Lane until 2015 but the centre-back wants a pay rise and his representative have begun talks with the club over a new deal.
If Spurs were to accept Dawson’s proposals, then it would see the former Nottingham Forest man remain at the club until he was 33.
William Gallas, Stephen Caulker and Jan Vertonghen were all ahead of the player for a spot in heart of defence at the start of the season, but Dawson has had more playing time since Christmas and has started Spurs’ last seven Premier League games.
The defender will have further competition for his place when Younes Kaboul returns from injury in the next few weeks.