Tottenham Hotspur are holding firm on their stance regarding Eric Dier’s future at the club, and are insisting that the starlet is not for sale, reports the Daily Mail.
The defensive midfielder has been constantly linked with a move away from the former White Hart Lane club, and had been touted to call time on his Spurs career this summer, in an attempt to join a bigger club that can guarantee him a regular place in the starting line up.
That ‘big club’ was set to be Manchester United, who have been keeping tabs on Dier’s situation with the North London club, and are said to be huge admirers. Jose Mourinho has jotted down a list of targets in certain key positions that he aims to procure this summer, and Dier’s name is believed to be on it.
The Englishman fell out of favor under Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino last season, with the emergence of Victor Wanyama meaning he had to settle for a place on the bench.
However, Pochettino decided to reinvent the 23-year-old as a defender instead, and he shone despite being out of position. His versatility is what makes him such a key player to this Tottenham side, and the club is desperate to hold on to him.
Mourinho was prepared to offer a large sum in order to bring him to Old Trafford, but Spurs have insisted that they will not sell him at any price, and no talks have taken place between the two clubs since the end of the season.
It is understood that the Lilywhites will be listening to bids for Kyle Walker, with Kieran Trippier set to make the right-back spot his own next season. However, they have made it clear that Dier will be their player once the new season commences, and have shut down all interest in the Englishman.
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