Barcelona appear to have a genuine interest in signing Eric Dier next summer.
The reports in England suggested that Barcelona are keen to land Tottenham defensive midfielder Eric Dier.
The England international was signed by Tottenham in July 2014 from Sporting CP for a fee of 5 million euros. The 24-year-old has a contract until 2021 with the club.
Dier made 191 appearances across all competitions for Tottenham, scoring 9 goals and supplying 9 assists in return.
He is 24-year-old and has his peak years ahead.
As a member of England national football team, Dier won 36 caps and he scored 3 goals.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Barcelona.
Ernesto Valverde has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe. He is a long term admirer of Eric Dier and believes he can get the most out of the England international.
The defensive midfielder can also play as a defender, offering Ernesto Valverde a different option should he change his formation at Barcelona.
According to Teamtalk, ” Dier was brilliant in England’s win over Spain in their recent Nations League clash, where he completely overshadowed his opposite number Sergio Busquets and set the tone for the game with a crunching tackle on Sergio Ramos, which earned the Tottenham man a yellow card. Barca are worried about their cover in defence and defensive midfield and have already signalled their intent to try and strengthen their centre-half options when the transfer window opens in January. The LaLiga giants have Ajax’s Matthijs De Ligt, Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren and Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld all in their sights. However, we have been told that there is a growing feeling at Barcelona that Dier could provide cover over both central defence and in centre midfield – and the club will now keep a close eye on the versatile star ahead of a potential summer swoop.”
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Tottenham are reluctant to let Dier go, but a big enough bid could persuade them to sell.
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Barcelona.
Barcelona fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club next summer.