Opinion: Tottenham should cash in on this England star while they can

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have already introduced two new signings to their squad this summer in the form of Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke, who was loaned back to Leeds United (BBC).

However, I believe that Spurs will need to sell some squad players before they are able to bring in too many more this transfer window.

Not only do Tottenham need to get some players off their wage books, but they also need to make room in their squad for new additions.

With Spurs said to be looking at Dani Ceballos (Sky Sports) and Giovani Lo Celso (BBC) in the central midfield positions, it would seem logical for me that one of the current crop will have to move on.

In my view, this comes down to Eric Dier or Victor Wanyama. Neither of these players are homegrown, so neither have an advantage in that area.

However, for me, I think Tottenham could simply get more money for Eric Dier, being the younger player and an England international.

I was a huge fan of Dier when he burst onto the scene, as a defensive midfield sweeper ahead of the back four.

However, in my opinion, he has now bulked up far too much, losing what pace he had. He has also become sloppy on the ball for me, and covers far less ground than he used to.

I was hoping that Dier would kick on and become one of the best defensive mids in the country, but I can only see him slipping back further behind the likes of Ndombele, Winks, and Sissoko in the pecking order.

If Spurs can get £35m-£40m for him now, I would take it and run.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I think Dier has probably just spent too long with his place guaranteed under Poch, although a good tackler, his defensive concentration has always been poor, which is why I think he is much better in defensive midfield. What Dier was always able to do that made him unique was be an average defensive mid in possession and could drop into a defensive position between Toby and Jan when out of possession, allowing the fullbacks to push that bit higher, with Dembele effectively becoming the defensive mid. Dier and Dembele worked quite well together, with Dier being the weaker of the two.

    If I look at our options next season (assuming Lo Celso and Ceballos come in) there is still no one really like Dier, or even an out and out defensive mid. I think Wanyama looks a shadow of the player he was 2 seasons ago and I think his desire to stay uninjured has probably affected the combativeness that once made him such an intimidating enforcer, its sad to see and it saddens me to say Victor probably has to go, as on his day he was probably better than Dier on his best day. I would hope that the competition for places next season could put Dier back on a course of improvement that he was once on back when he looked hungry to impress. I do think Dier is an athlete, who until this season’s strange run of illnesses and minor injuries, remained virtually injury free and I do think theres room for him to improve.

  2. yes dont get rid of dier, his to handy run him 10 miles a day and geet him fitter.. haha he will like that !!!…. alan

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