Spurs defender Dier close to Bayern Munich move

11 January 2024 0 By Total Football News

Eric Dier warming up for SpursDier has featured four times for Spurs this season in the Premier League, starting just one of those games

Tottenham defender Eric Dier is close to completing a move to Bayern Munich for a fee of 4m euros (£3.4m).

Dier, 29, has been pictured in Germany before having a medical with the German champions.

The England international has been out of favour under Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou, making four Premier League appearances this season.

Spurs are set to complete the signing of Genoa centre-back Radu Dragusin for around £25m.

Dier will join former Tottenham and England team-mate Harry Kane at 32-time Bundesliga champions Bayern.

Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel said in a news conference on Thursday: “He’s a specialist at centre-back. He has also played as a six in the Premier League, but not any more for a long time.

“We’re getting him for the centre-back position, can play right or left centre-back as well as in back three.”

Dier, who only has six months left on his current Spurs deal, has been capped 49 times by England but struggled to claim a first-team place for Tottenham this season.

Postecoglou said his side could afford to lose Dier, despite injury problems in defence.

Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven have both suffered with injuries this season and Postecoglou has played full-backs Ben Davies and Emerson Royal in central defence in recent weeks to cover gaps in the back line.

Dier joined Tottenham in a £4m deal from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon in 2014 and has made 274 Premier League appearances, but he has started only one league game this season.

Spurs have already been active in the transfer window, bringing in former Chelsea striker Timo Werner on loan from RB Leipzig with Romanian Dragusin close to joining the club and defender Djed Spence heading in the other direction as part of a 25m euros (£21.5m) deal.

Tottenham, fifth in the Premier League, are next in action on 14 January at Manchester United.

Bayern Munich are second in the Bundesliga, four points behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen but with a game in hand as they look to become German champions for a 12th successive time.

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