RMC Sport reporter Fabrice Hawkins has revealed that Fulham boss Marco Silva wants to sign Eric Dier as part of the operation to sell Tosin Adarabioyo to Tottenham.
Dier has been left out of the matchday squads for the club’s first two games of the season, with Davinson Sanchez, who has been widely tipped to leave Tottenham (Pipe Sierra), now seemingly ahead of the England international in Ange Postecoglou’s pecking order.
Over the last week, several publications have insisted that Tottenham will try and move on the 29-year-old if they bring another centre-back through the door (Football Insider).
One of the central defenders rumoured to be Spurs’ radar is Adarabioyo, with some French publications indicating over the last couple of weeks that Monaco are in pole position to land the 25-year-old ahead of Spurs (Foot Mercato).
Adarabioyo wants Moncao move over Tottenham
Hawkins has now taken to social media to state that the Fulham man wants to move to the Louis II Stadium over N17, with the player already said to have agreed personal terms with the Ligue 1 side.
However, it is explained that Silva would prefer Adarabioyo to move to Spurs as he wants to bring Dier to Craven Cottage as a part of the deal.
❗️Tosin Adarabioyo veut signer à Monaco 🇲🇨
➡️Le défenseur central a un accord avec l’ASM
🔹Fulham et son entraîneur Marco Silva préfèrent le vendre à Tottenham et récupérer Eric Dier pic.twitter.com/8DGCt3cGDg
— Fabrice Hawkins (@FabriceHawkins) August 20, 2023
Spurs Web Opinion
I can see there being truth to this report as Silva knows Dier well from his time at Sporting, with the Portuguese coach taking over at the club just months before Dier joined Spurs.
It is also quite possible that Adarabioyo might be favouring a move to Monaco since he is not convinced he will get regular game time at Tottenham.
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