Having signed Romelu Lukaku already, Manchester United want to continue spending big, with Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier in their sights.
The Red Devils have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of signing Nemanja Matic from Chelsea, and as a result, they have now shifted their focus onto Eric Dier.
Jose Mourinho was keen to bring Matic to Old Trafford, and the Serbian favored a reunion as well, but Lukaku’s capture by Manchester United has upset Chelsea, who are now unwilling to do any business with Mourinho’s team.
Dier, on the other hand, is a much more feasible target for United, as the player would cherish an opportunity to work under the Portuguese tactician.
The midfielder is known to have been a huge Man United fan whilst growing up. In March, Dier even told The Player’s Tribune: “I was a big fan of Roy Keane when I was younger, and then it was Nemanja Vidic (one of the reasons I like the number 15 is Vidic) and his defensive partner Rio Ferdinand.”
The Old Trafford giants are ready to meet Tottenham’s £60 million valuation for the midfielder’s services. Dier is currently earning £70,000-a-week at Spurs, and he could be tempted to join United to get a significant raise.
Moreover, the stadium move by Tottenham might force them to sell a few of their star players this summer in order to balance the finances, and Manchester United are ready to pounce on Dier.
Written by Shorya Panwar
Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.