Tottenham now gripped with Dawson ‘exit’ crisis

London: Tottenham is moving towards another crisis with defender Michael Dawson, the second big-name star considering his future.

The Dawson crisis comes just as Tottenham is facing a bitter battle with want away midfielder Luka Modric, who has already accused club chairman Daniel Levy of reneging on a gentleman’s agreement to let him leave.

Dawson is understood to be furious with Levy after only being offered a ‘derisory’ pay rise despite breaking into the England squad.

“Michael feels under-valued. He’s been offered a derisory pay rise by Levy. He feels he’s really proved his worth to the club and become one of their most important players - yet this is how they reward him,” a daily quoted a source, as saying.

Even with the extra money - around 5,000 pound a week, Dawson would be earning less than 40,000 pound a week, far less than other experienced stars.

Dawson, 27, has made more than 200 appearances for Spurs since signing from Nottingham Forest in 2005.

He broke into the England squad last year and won his fourth cap in the Euro qualifier against Wales in March.

Dawson signed a new five-year deal with Tottenham in January 2010.


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