Report: Big Eric Dier development as permanent transfer is triggered for Spurs defender

Eric Dier’s loan move to Bayern Munich will become a permanent transfer at the end of this season, after the German giants decided to trigger the option to keep him for a further 12 months.

Eyebrows were raised when Eric Dier, a player who had been struggling on the fringes of Ange Postecoglou‘s squad, secured a switch to Bayern Munich during the January transfer window.

The defender had been with Tottenham for approaching a decade, and racked up an impressive 364 appearances for the Lilywhites over the years (Transfermarkt).

Having made just four appearances under Postecoglou this season, totalling 198 Premier League minutes, and with his contract set to expire at the end of the campaign, the decision was made to ship Dier out of North London.

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Eric Dier will join Bayern Munich permanently

The 30-year-old joined Bayern Munich on a six-month loan deal, with the option for the Bundesliga side to offer a further 12-month deal if they wish. Now, that option has been exercised.

That’s according to a report from The Athletic today, which states Dier has “met the contractual obligations required” to make his stay in Germany a permanent one. The former England international will now have a contract with Bayern running through to June 2025.

It is thought Bayern “have been pleased” with Dier’s performances so far, and the club is happy to “effectively register” him as a free transfer at the end of the season after they paid Spurs £3.4 million to take him on loan.

Spurs Web Opinion

I didn’t personally think Dier was going to do enough to secure the permanent move to Bayern, and I’m not entirely sure how this will work given a new manager is coming in at the end of the season. But fair play to him, he’s got a decent move there and another year at a top club ahead of him.

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