Former Spurs right-back and pundit Alan Hutton believes Tottenham defender Eric Dier could be a great signing for Bayern Munich and would be a win-win transfer for all parties involved.
The England defender has fallen down the pecking order under Ange Postecoglou who signed Micky van de Ven in the summer. Him and Romero have formed one of the best centre-back partnerships in the league.
Having failed to impress the Australian, Dier did not make a single appearance for Spurs until two weeks ago when he was forced on in place of Brennan Johnson due to Romero’s sending off vs Chelsea.
He then started the game against Wolves which they lost 2-1, resulting in back to back defeats for Spurs. Jamie O’Hara blamed Dier for both the goals conceded in that game.
Recent reports state that Levy wants to get rid of the 29-year-old in January in order to receive some cash for him instead of risk losing him on a free transfer in the summer.
And while it was initially suggested that Dier would prefer to stay until the end of the season and leave on a free to keep his options open, an interest from Bayern could sway his decision.
Dier was linked with a move to the German giants and he has been linked once again in recent weeks.
And Hutton believes he would do well in Tuchel’s side because of Bayern’s possession based football.
When asked about Bayern’s interest in the defender, Hutton told Football Insider:
“If I’m totally honest, I think Tottenham will want to bring someone else in.
“With van de Ven and Romero there, who have you got there that’s going to come in?
“There’s a lot of players that have been there for a number of years now and it’s not quite worked out. Dier’s been there for nine years now and you would think his Tottenham career is now over considering the last few weeks.
“Would he fancy it? Probably. You’re going to a team there where you’re probably going to win more often than not.
“He’d have a lot of the ball, he’s good with his feet and he can play out from the back so it’s probably something that he’ll think about. Ultimately I think it’s time for him to move on to something different. Obviously, Ange Postecoglou will want to bring in his own signings.”
If the Bayern rumours are true, a January move would certainly be a win-win for both Spurs and the player.
Levy wants to cash in on him while Dier would not mind going to a club who would certainly be winning a trophy this season as well as reuniting with his old pal Harry Kane.