Spurs: Ange Postecoglou could discard versatile cult hero of nine seasons

Eric Dier, Spurs (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Eric Dier, Spurs (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images) /

Longtime Spurs center-back Eric Dier has been rumored to leave the club after nine long seasons. The 29-year-old began his career at Sporting CP in Portugal, lasting only two seasons in the Primeira League before making a move to his native country in 2014.

While Dier’s Tottenham career has been a rollercoaster, his recent performances in training haven’t been up to par as the defender has not seen a single minute of PL action this season under new gaffer Ange Postecoglou. While that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s no place for him in the club, the recent signing of Micky Van de Ven and consistent quality of Cristian Romero will pose a major challenge for Dier to reclaim a spot in the starting lineup.

According to a report from The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshire, Dier is open to a loan move for the remainder of the year. This could become quite a conundrum for Tottenham due to the fact that a loan move would allow the club to take his wages off the books, they also couldn’t receive a transfer fee for the player.

With the Englishman’s current contract expiring after the 2023-24 season, the club could also keep him for the remainder of the year in case of emergency and let him go on a free transfer once the Summer window opens.

As for where the defender will be going, that question is still up in the air. According to the Daily Mail UK, fellow Premier League club Fulham would be interested in Dier if Tosin Adarabioyo leaves the club. Adarabioyo, the former Man City prospect, has been linked to a few clubs over the Summer (including Spurs) but no deal has been made yet.

Postecoglou and Co. will be in no rush to sell Dier as he hasn’t even been selected for the bench in either of the club’s PL games. With a season ahead of no European football for Tottenham, the schedule should be less of a grind which *hopefully* means that Dier’s services in replacement of one of the two starting CBs will not be needed.