Having been made club captain by Andre Villas-Boas at the start of his reign at White Hart Lane, Michael Dawson now faces uncertainty regarding his future in a Spurs shirt.
After a £9 million bid to take the defender to QPR in the summer failed Dawson has not featured in any of Spurs’ Premier League fixtures so far this season.
Reports in the Daily Mail suggest that Mark Hughes has not given up in his pursuit of the 28-year-old. However Hughes did say that come January a move for Dawson may not be feasible if the centre back is completely frozen out at Spurs.
Either way, should Dawson decide to leave Tottenham during the next transfer window there is likely to be a whole host of Premier League clubs willing to sign the England international.
West Ham could emerge as a potential persuer of Dawson should QPR quell their interest. A switch from North to East London is a plausible option for Dawson, as it would be a win-win situation for both club and player as it will offer Dawson regular first team football in a team that needs extra experience defensively to help consolidate their Premier League survival.
Whilst Dawson would be an attractive prospect to other Premier League newboys, a dramatic change from challenging for Champions League to fighting off relegation may not be the sort of challenge that Dawson is looking for.
A move to the North East may not be out of the question as both Sunderland and Newcastle would likely to be interested in the 28-year-old. With both teams likely to secure Premier League survival this season Dawson would not have to deal with the threat of relegation. A similar set of circumstances may see Dawson make a move to Aston Villa.
What remains certain is that the centre back will not be short of suitors should AVB decide to offload him in January.