Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has suggested on Twitter that Eric Dier is set to sign a new contract with Tottenham.
The England international’s current deal expires in June 2021 and it looked as though the club were prepared to put him on the transfer market after a difficult couple of seasons with form and fitness.
But this tweet from Romano would indicate otherwise…
At the moment, Eric Dier’s new contract ✍🏻 #THFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 5, 2020
Even though Dier has struggled to play to his best since returning from the 2018 World Cup, he has maintained a lot of goodwill among Spurs fans who have generally greeted this report positively.
There are so many reasons to want Eric Dier on our side. This is an awful take…— Brock⚽️ (@StunningSpurs) June 5, 2020
Dier gets it. Dier is a Yiddo and we need guys like him.— Terry Gates (@TerryGa59702152) June 5, 2020
As others have said I still reckon he could be a very good centre half
GET IN LADS! I don’t wanna hear any dier hate, that guy is tottenham through and through— Jace (@JaceTucker1) June 5, 2020
I’m all for this. Personally really hated watching Dier in CDM the past few years, but he has real potential at CB. Delighted with his last few performances before lockdown.— B e n n y (@WhiteHartHarry) June 5, 2020
To be fair he was out best centre back form wise before everything stopped. I realise that isn’t saying a great deal as we’ve been shocking at the back but I think there’s a quality CB there— Yorkspur (@York5pur) June 5, 2020
Happy with this news.— Dwayne Pereira (@PereiraDwayne) June 5, 2020
I think the general feeling would be very different had Jose Mourinho not tested out Dier at centre-back for a few games before the lockdown. Now fans can see how the 26-year-old can be an asset again going forward.
Dier does have his detractors but the sentiment captured in the above tweets is about right. He’s a great guy to have around; you want him in your team. You just also want him to be good enough to deserve his place there.