Dawson eyes Spurs extension

Tottenham defender Michael Dawson has announced that he would

like to remain at White Hart Lane for the foreseeable future.

Dawson was close to leaving Spurs last summer after the club

accepted a ?9million bid from QPR, with manager Andre Villas-Boas

prepared to let the centre-back go.

However, the England international rejected a move to Loftus

Road, and has enjoyed a rejuvenation this season.

Dawson, who has made 33 appearances and captained the side after

the retirement of Ledley King, would be happy to extend his stay at

the club.

“I’ve got two years left and I’d love to extend that,” Dawson

said.

“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.”

Spurs host Sunderland on Sunday, knowing that they need North

London rivals Arsenal to slip up if they are to qualify for the

Champions League.