Opinion: This Eric Dier stat shows why he should be sold

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When Eric Dier first transferred over to North London from Portugal, I was a huge fan of his. During his first two seasons, he reminded me of Scott Parker, with a little more bulk and strength.

Dier could be seen throwing himself into challenges, jumping in front of shots, and covering huge amounts of ground in the central midfield position.

The young man even scored on his first two games as a Spurs player, including a late winner over West Ham.

However, I feel that over the past two seasons Dier has tailed off dramatically. He no longer seems as mobile as he once was, his passing has gone astray, and he gives the ball away far too often.

I no longer think that his positives outweigh the negatives and I would be all for selling him if a decent offer came in.

Eric Dier was dribbled past 1.4 times per game last season for Spurs, more than any other Tottenham player – a stat I believe sums up his fall from grace. It seems all too easy for opposition players to bypass Dier.

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