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Exclusive: Carlton Palmer rules out Southampton signing Tottenham’s Eric Dier

Exclusive: Carlton Palmer rules out Southampton signing Tottenham’s Eric Dier -Exclusive

Carlton Palmer has ruled out Eric Dier joining Southampton this summer – and expects the defender to be an important player for Tottenham.

Dier’s future in north London appeared in serious doubt over the summer months following some below-par form under Jose Mourinho last season.

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The England defender was guilty of making several costly mistakes which saw Spurs drop points late in Premier League matches.

However, with a clean slate under Nuno Espirito Santo, which led to Dier featuring heavily in pre-season before starting Tottenham’s opening day victory over Manchester City, the versatile 27-year-old would appear likely to remain in north London despite talkSPORT claiming that he was surplus to requirements.

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Southampton have naturally come into the conversation after Jannik Vestergaard’s recent departure to Leicester, with Ralph Hasenhuttl still desperately searching for a replacement.

But Palmer exclusively told The Transfer Tavern that he doesn’t think Dier will end up being that man:

“I don’t think Eric Dier leaves Spurs to go to Southampton. He won’t leave Spurs to go to Southampton.

“I think he’ll play more often than you think under Nuno. I know there’s been a lot of speculation, but I think he’ll be an important part for Tottenham.”


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