As far as playing personnel are concerned, Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris has dominated the club headlines this week and there are yet more stories today suggesting that the Frenchman is ready to be patient and prove his worth at White Hart Lane.
Meanwhile, Michael Dawson has slipped under the radar somewhat after transfer talk almost turned into hard news over the summer.
It emerged that Spurs were willing to sell their defender and occasional captain but despite firm interest from Sunderland and QPR, nothing materialised. With the transfer window now closing across Europe, Daws is now looking forward to a fight.
“I wanted to stay and fight for my place, as simple as that,” Dawson says on the club’s official website.
“Everyone knows it, the manager knows it, I’ve been at Tottenham for seven-and-a-half years, it’s where I love playing my football and I want to be back playing.”
It seems unlikely that Michael will get that chance immediately but with Kaboul still sidelined, many Spurs fans might prefer to see Dawson paired with Vertonghen when the league campaign resumes this weekend.