Tottenham could sell Eric Dier this summer
Rumours connecting Tottenham star Eric Dier with a move to Manchester United are starting to pop up all over Europe. Mauricio Pochettino had a chance to squash the idea yesterday, but the Spurs manager refused to count out a summer move for the English international.
In fairness to Pochettino, he chose to refrain from commenting on the reports altogether. Instead, he chose to wax poetically about the nature of transfer rumors this time of year. Even so, it’s important to note that the Tottenham boss did admit that football is “an open game where all is possible.”
Some Spurs fans might wish Pochettino would have killed the ideal altogether, but I believe he’s doing the right thing here. Dier is an excellent talent, but hasn’t had a great year for Spurs. If someone is willing to pay Daniel Levy an outrageous fee this summer, the club should certainly consider it. If reports of United’s interest are true, that isn’t out of the question.
Fellow Tottenham fans please pay close attention to my wording. I’m not suggesting that Pochettino part with Dier for anything other than an outrageous fee. This is not a deal the club should entertain for anything less than £50 million.
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If any club in England is willing to splash that kind of cash for a player who’s very likely going to be a reserve for the club next season, Levy and company simply have to consider the offer. There is, after all, a new stadium to pay for. Receiving a cash infusion of that sort could allow the club to lessen their construction debt.
It could also allow Pochettino to go out and purchase another world-class player to replace Dier’s spot in the roster. That isn’t exactly any easy thing to go out and do, but that’s why the higher-ups at White Hart Lane are paid the big bucks. If selling Eric Dier to United could bring Isco to Tottenham then the transaction would be viewed much differently.
In all likelihood, Eric Dier will still be playing for Spurs next season. All I’m pointing out here is that Pochettino is going to be pragmatic. If someone wants to massively overpay Tottenham for Dier this summer, he’ll certainly consider letting him go.