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Dawson wants new Spurs contract

ESPN staff
May 19, 2013
Michael Dawson joined Spurs in 2005 © PA Photos

Michael Dawson has expressed a desire to extend his stay at Tottenham beyond the two years left on his current contract.

Dawson, 29, moved to Spurs in 2005 from Nottingham Forest and has gone on to establish himself as an integral part of the club's success in recent seasons.

Manager Andre Villas-Boas came close to selling the England international to QPR last summer but he has since fought his way back into the first-team fold and made 33 appearances this season as Spurs chase a return to the Champions League.

And he would now like to commit his long-term future to the club, saying: "I've got two years left and I'd love to extend that.

"Hopefully if the manager and the chairman want me for that long, it would be great. I never gave leaving Spurs a thought last summer, having been here for eight years."

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