William Gallas looks set to depart the Tottenham club at the end of the season when his contract is up.
Andre Villas-Boas wants to cut down the amount of central defenders at the club and had previously considered selling Micheal Dawson, but he stayed due to injuries and his contribution to the team this season has impressed AVB.
Speaking to The Guardian he says that he is “extremely grateful” that Dawson decided to fight for his place.
“We are grateful, in the end. We ended up being on the better side by the fact he agreed to stay with us,”
“My squads in the past are built on four central defenders. We decided to go with five this season because of a setback to Younès Kaboul
“William has been a massive player for us this season … he’s a player we trust a lot. Whatever we decide regarding his future, we’ll have to wait and see, but we are aware of what a presence he’s been for us this season”
The Spurs Defender is out of contract at the end of the season but says he would welcome an invite to stay at Tottenham.
Gallas turns 36 in August but still believes that he is still fit enough to play for another two years. He has played in over half of Spurs’ games this season and will mostly likely feature in Thursday’s Europa game against Lyon. Gallas believes that Spurs are on the edge of winning something and wants to be a part of it.
“The players now have the right mentality, they want to win every game. If we don’t, you see that the players are very upset and two years ago they didn’t feel like that. They will definitely win something, if not this season then next season.”