Huddlestone and Dawson set to leave Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas has continued to re-shape his squad by making available two players who had been regular features at White Hart Lane, midfielder Tom Huddlestone and defender Michael Dawson, the Guardian has reported.

The newspaper adds that both players are considered too immobile for the vision of Spurs Villas-Boas intends to build. The pair were left out of the Tottenham squad for the weekend defeat to Newcastle United, with William Gallas partnering Younes Kaboul in the centre of defence and new signing Jan Vertonghen named as a substitute.

Huddlestone has only recently recovered from a serious ankle injury, making his last appearance for Tottenham in August 2011 against Manchester City. The former Derby County playmaker is in talks over a loan move to Stoke City, although Spurs would insist upon a clause allowing them to recall the player in January. Before suffering his injury, Huddlestone had made more than 170 appearances for Spurs, but Sandro and Jake Livermore were selected in midfield against Newcastle.

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