The Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern are expecting several players within their squad to be touted with an exit this season…
If the Mirror is to be believed, the first of those players has already been mooted, with the publication reporting that Man Utd are ready to test Tottenham’s resolve with a £40 million move for midfielder Eric Dier. It is noted that Pochettino will not be forced to sell this summer, so the Spurs fans in the Transfer Tavern aren’t too nervous about a shock exit at the moment.
The motives for Man Utd’s interest are pretty clear, mind. Dier has been a breakout star over the last two years, with Pochettino really unearthing a gem by bringing him to the Premier League. Able to play across the midfield and defence, Dier has proven himself as a vital asset in the Tottenham first team. Forced out of his more natural midfield role, Mourinho might be thinking that he could tempt the Englishman to move to Manchester with the promise of a return to that role.
Of course, at Tottenham, the duo of Dembele and Wanyama now regularly feature in the heart of the midfield, though Tottenham’s switch to a 3-man defence has often seen Dier feature in a deeper role this year.
Our landlord reckons that Dier is one of the Premier League’s most useful players, and he can’t see Tottenham letting him go.
Tottenham fans – thoughts?
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