During his nearly ten-year tenure with the team, Eric Dier had been a consistent starter for nearly every Spurs manager. Dier was a defensive staple for Antonio Conte, who was coached by Jose Mourinho, and Mauricio Pochettino, who loved him a lot.Dier has yet to play for the Lilywhites since Ange Postecoglou joined the team, though. In actuality, the 29-year-old has only had the opportunity to enter the game as a substitute three times out of a possible nine times this season (Transfermarkt).
Because of their performances and results this season, Postecoglou’s favoured center-back partnership has been Micky van de Ven and Cristian Romero. Given that Dier’s current deal is slated to expire in the summer of 2019, it now appears quite likely that he will leave Tottenham soon.
Dier could be reunited with Mourinho
It is unknown if such departure will take place in January or at the end of the current season. To work with Mourinho once more, the England international may be traveling to AS Roma, according to the most recent Italian report.
According to Il Romanista, Dier will be a choice for the Italian team in January and is expected to be much less expensive than Jerome Boateng.
Although Dier is Mourinho’s preferred choice, CalcioMercato reports Sporting Lisbon is also interested in the player, which may put a stop to the sale.
According to reports, the Portuguese team is “willing to spend a few million” to re-sign Dier.
Any bidding war could prevent the Serie A team from pursuing their interest in Dier because Roma manager Tiago Pinto wants to keep costs down. Everyone would profit much from Dier leaving in January, which appears to be extremely likely. He needs to play frequently if he wants to compete at Euro 2024, and if we sell him before his contract expires, we could get some money for a replacement.