Back in 2014, Eric Dier inked a deal with Tottenham for a sum of 5 million euros, and now, the seasoned veteran finds himself in the crosshairs of West Ham United.
Dier’s versatility on the field is a notable asset, given his proficiency in playing as a midfielder, centre-back, and right-back. This adaptability has proven instrumental for Tottenham, allowing the team to seamlessly transition between different tactical setups within a single match.
Despite his utility, Dier is not the preferred choice for Ange Postecoglou. While the Australian tactician has utilized Dier in the ongoing season, the player has only made four appearances in the highly competitive Premier League.
Eager for more regular playing time, Dier is looking for opportunities elsewhere, especially considering the stiff competition he faces at Tottenham, with several defenders ahead of him in the pecking order.
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Although Tottenham has faced injury challenges in the defensive department, the club is open to letting Dier go in pursuit of consistent playing opportunities.
Sporting CP, his former club, has also expressed interest in bringing him back, but reliable sources indicate that West Ham United is leading the race to secure Dier’s signature.
As the winter transfer window unfolds, it remains to be seen whether West Ham United will successfully lure Eric Dier away from Tottenham, providing the experienced player with the chance to feature more prominently in their lineup.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.