Pundit sends a warning to Spurs midfielder after Ndombele’s arrival

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Dom Le Roy

Former Premier League player turned football pundit, Danny Mills has hinted that Eric Dier could be sold after Tottenham confirmed the arrival of their £65m signing Tanguy Ndombele (Metro).

Mills believes Dier should be fearful for his future at the Lilywhites after the 22-year-old’s arrival at Hotspur Way.

“Tottenham haven’t spent an incredible amount of money on Ndombele to put him on the bench,” Mills told Football Insider.

“When he’s fit, he plays, simple as that…

“Moussa Sissoko will probably be the first choice to partner him in central midfield, with Harry Winks the other main option. He’s had a lot of injuries so can’t be expected to always be available.

“It could be curtains for Eric Dier. You fear for him, you really do. He didn’t have a good season last year, and I can see him leaving if Tottenham need to recoup some money.”

With Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier both likely to be sidelined next season due to the arrival of the 22-year-old it is likely one of them may leave this summer.

Spurs Web Opinion:

Harry Winks, Sissoko and Ndombele will be the main central midfielders going into next season. That probably leaves space in the squad for one other so it is likely either Wanyama or Dier could exit the club this summer.

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  1. Danny Mills likes running his mouth and what comes out is mainly bull. Eric Dier is a born centre back masquerading as a central midfielder. Point two, everyone was saying that Spurs lacked depth last season, the team was running on empty because they didn’t have quality back ups on the bench. By getting rid of versatile players like Dier is suicide. If he is the odd one out so be it, he sits on the bench. With regards to our midfield, Ndembele is number one followed by Sissoko, the two powerhouses with the they shall not pass attitude but very capable of being creative. Dele Alli is superior to Harry Winks and he’s always a real danger in front of goal. If Eriksen leaves which I’m in favour of, a new midfield creator has to be brought in and I feel that player is close to joining us who ever that player may be. Exciting times.

  2. I think Dier has possibly been held back by the fact that he was almost guaranteed a starting role for a long while, sometimes at the expense of results. When we signed Dier he was awful as a centre back (he was playing behind Mason and Bentaleb but with a defence of Hugo, Jan, Walker and Rose, who were all bang in form), and mediocre at right back, poch then reinvented him as a defensive mid who could drop in as a third central defender between Toby and Jan. He lacked defensive intelligence but made up for it in terms of hunger, comfort on the ball, being an arial threat on set pieces etc. From there, he could have been anything, there were aspects of his game that needed attention and had he fixed them he could have been top drawer.
    He doesn’t look to have fixed any of those, and too often he looks to have lost the hunger he once had and be just going through the motions. Up until this season, Diers injury record was nearly perfect, he barely missed a game, but the question regarding dier should be what is best for him to improve? Competing with better players for a starting position or moving club for regular football, I would say the former and he is still young, but whether we can afford to keep him to find himself is something Im not so sure of.
    In Diers defence, Wanyama, once one of my favourite players, now looks 20% of the player he once was, and in games where we need a combative defensive defensive mid, Dier could still be our man.


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