Long-time Spurs defender Eric Dier has been linked with a departure either this January or over the summer, and it seems that the chances of a move taking place have now grown.
Despite Calciomercato’s claims about disagreements between Spurs and Roma over a potential deal, a new admission by AS Roma Live indicates that the player is unlikely to stay at the club for the second half of the season.
The Englishman has seen limited game-time under Ange Postecoglou and reports over the past few weeks have pointed to a potential signing with Sporting or Roma in one of the upcoming transfer windows.
Former Spurs boss Jose Mourinho seems to be especially interested in acquiring the defender’s talents.
At present it seems that a deal might be realistic. Ange’s high-line and attacking style of football don’t exactly compliment Dier’s slower pace and less-reliant passing/technical ability.
While the current injury crisis in North London is certainly a factor to consider, Spurs are looking to make moves for a number of new defenders in January including Sebastian Caceres, Marc Guehi, and Lloyd Kelly, hopefully shoring up the major lack of depth in the back.
Transfermarkt currently values the defender at €18.00m, but with his contract set to expire this summer, it’s likely the fee will be much lower.