Tottenham Hotspur are in a difficult situation this summer as some of their star players from the previous campaign are now wanted commodities in England. After Kyle Walker and Danny Rose, the latest player constantly linked with an exit is the versatile midfielder, Eric Dier. (Telegraph)
A product of the Sporting CP Academy, the 23-year old Cheltenham earned himself a place at the White Hart Lane back in 2014 and has already made more than 100 league appearances in England. A crucial part of the national team set up, Dier is a dynamic player, who has helped the Spurs in more than one position.
Capable of playing as a centre back as well, Dier is a defensive midfielder with all the attributes that makes him a perfect player for the Premier League. Tall, strong and smart, Dier is a stubborn defender who is hard to beat. However, his lapses of concentration have hurt Spurs in the recent past.
He has scored some important goals for Pochettino’s side recently but reports suggest that Spurs have slapped a price tag of £50m for his suitors and Manchester United already seem interested. Jose Mourinho is desperate for an able midfield partner for Paul Pogba and Dier could slot in this role well at Manchester United but should Spurs sell him?
A utility player like Dier is a manager’s dream as he can fill in various roles when the situation demands. But Dier is nowhere close to a player who can demand £50m for his services and if they can sell him at that price, Spurs should be more than willing to let him leave.
He joined the London club for a paltry fee of £4m in 2014 and selling him for anywhere close to £50m is a huge profit for the club. He is decent with his tackling and hold up play but is a player who is often criticised for his lack of ideas and creativity.
He is not going to play as a centre back at the highest stage and it is also hard to see him play as a first team star for any of the top clubs in Europe. Spurs themselves have used him sparsely, playing him in his secondary position and fetching £50m for a squad player always represents profitable business. knowing Daniel Levy, he would jump at the prospect of making such a huge profit.
He could yet turn into a superstar in the future as he is till 23, but at the moment, Spurs could do with those funds to improve on their first team and it is best for them to accept any bid in and around £50m for Dier this summer.