The Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern are desperately eager to see the club strengthen between now and the end of the window, after a painfully slow summer supporting Spurs.
With nobody to arrive on Hotspur Way just yet, our local Lillywhites are praying Mauricio Pochettino splashes some of the big money received for Kyle Walker on new additions as the Premier League campaign edges closer.
Much was made about Walker’s £50m-move to Manchester City, with many of our north London locals believing it to be great business, though reports from the Sun of a similar ilk haven’t gone down too well of late.
They claim Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are keen on a move for Spurs’ England international Eric Dier. Indeed, Carlo Ancelotti is believed to be a big fan of the defensive midfielder and is reportedly planning a raid before the close of the window.
If there is reportedly a belief at the Allianz Arena that the 23-year-old fancies a switch over to Munich, despite Manchester United being thought to have been rebuffed, they could make attempts to land the former Sporting Lisbon man this summer.
Die Rotten are understood to think they have a better chance than United and are said to be weighing up a £50m swoop.
A popular figure amongst our Tottenham supporters, Dier’s versatility is key to Pochettino’s tactical fluidity, so our local Spurs-mad punters hope any interest from the Bundesliga is ignored.
Dier and Walker were probably the most sellable Spurs players, though the fact no one has been purchased since Walker’s departure is a concern. Selling Dier for big money may be good business, though not unless he’s replaced with another top talent.
That’s not to say he doesn’t have his uses. Able to drop between central midfield and defence, the England man is an important figure, so Tottenham need to make sure they have an instant replacement should they sell.