Andre Villas-Boas: 'Selling Michael Dawson is no gamble'

Michael Dawson
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Andre Villas-Boas insists that selling Michael Dawson to Queens Park Rangers would not be a gamble for Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has said that selling Michael Dawson would not leave his squad short on defensive options.

The centre-back has been hotly tipped with a move to Queens Park Rangers in recent days, and Spurs' potential loss of a recognised Premier League defender has been criticised by some.

However, Villas-Boas has insisted that there are plenty of centre-backs at the club good enough for the league.

"I don't think it's a gamble," PA Sport quotes Villas-Boas as saying. "We have four good players, it's already enough.

"We have Steven Caulker, who went through a fantastic Olympics and has gone into the national team in England, we have William Gallas, an experienced central defender with Premier League titles and World Cup titles.

"Younes Kaboul is a French international and Jan Vertonghen is a Belgian international."

Dawson has made 167 league starts for Spurs since signing from Nottingham Forest for £4m in 2005.

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