Bayern Munich want January move for Tottenham Hotspur star Eric Dier
The England international has entered the final year of his contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and the Times (Subscription Required) has earlier suggested that Sporting CP are keen on snapping him up in 2024. But Bayern can beat other teams to the punch if they seal a January deal.
Thomas Tuchel apparently likes Dier and sees him as a strong reinforcement for his defence. Harry Kane has, of course, swapped north London for Bavaria earlier this summer and has not struggled to find form in Germany.
Bayern are generally so good and dominant that players already come into a team that is winning regularly. But that also brings the pressure of being good enough to warrant being in a champion team like that.
Dier to Bayern?
This transfer story is interesting. There are two ways to see this as a Spurs fan. Firstly, this could be the only chance for us to get something in return for Dier, who can otherwise sign pre-contract agreements with foreign clubs in January for a free transfer in the summer.
Dier has been here for over nine years and is a Premier League-proven defender who can play as a defensive midfielder. He also has a fair bit of football left in his legs. And that is why, seeing a player like that leave for nothing would hurt Daniel Levy’s pockets.
On the other hand, Cristian Romero’s suspension and Micky van de Ven’s injury in the 4-1 Premier League loss against Chelsea came as a reminder that we need strength in depth, especially at the back.
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Ben Davies, a left-back, had to start as a centre-back alongside Dier in the 2-1 league loss against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Davinson Sanchez left the club this summer while Japhet Tanganga and Joe Rodon are both out on loan, so it won’t make sense to sell Dier when we are this short of options at the back.