Manchester United have made an approach to sign Tottenham Hotspur Star Eric Dier, according to the latest reports from the Football Insider.
The 25-year-old is just coming off his worst season in the Tottenham shirt where he missed out most of the games due to injuries, illness or bad form.
The Englishman made 20 appearances with the Spurs in the Premier League last season adding 3 goals to his tallies.
Manchester United are in a desperate need of a Central Midfielder after the departure of Ander Herrera and question marks over Paul Pogba’s future and a Centre-Back who can start alongside Victor Lindelof.
Eric Dier is capable of playing in both the positions, hence the interest from the Red Devils.
According to a United source (as reported by the Football Insider), Manchester United have been keeping tabs on the midfielder for a couple of years.
The Red Devils, under Jose Mourinho, even convinced the player on a switch to the Old Trafford a couple of summers ago, but thanks to Daniel Levy (and his sky high evaluations for Dier’s services), Ed Woodward refused to go through with the transfer.
Now, while Jose Mourinho is no longer the boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also said to be a big admirer of Dier’s versatility and the Norwegian would love to bring him to the Old Trafford in the summer.
Eric Dier has a contract at Tottenham until 2021 and should be available at a cheaper price compared to 2017.
Do you think Eric Dier would be a good signing at Manchester United? He’s relatively young, English, homegrown but as some fans might argue, a bit one-dimensional at times!