Michael Dawson: Hull sign Tottenham defender

Tottenham centre-back Michael Dawson has completed a move to Hull, ending a nine-year stay at White Hart Lane.

Hull are reported to have paid £3.5m for the 30-year-old, who has signed a three-year deal with the Tigers.

"I have been at Tottenham for almost a decade and loved every minute of it," said Dawson who made 324 appearances for the north London club.

Dawson was made club captain at Tottenham in 2012 and has won four England caps.

Dawson at Spurs

Games

324

Goals

10

Trophies

2007-08 League Cup

Previous club

Nottingham Forest

Hull manager Steve Bruce said he hoped the former Nottingham Forest defender would be the first of "two or three" new signings.

Dawson adds to Bruce's options at centre-back with the Tigers having played a three-man defence in their opening two league games.

Harry Maguire, signed from Sheffield United earlier this summer for £2.5m, along with Curtis Davies, James Chester, Alex Bruce and Paul McShane provide competition in the position.

Tottenham have been linked with Sevilla centre-back Federico Fazio, whose release clause is reportedly £8m.