Tottenham are prepared to sell Eric Dier if he does not sign a new contract with the club.
The England midfielder is considering his future after failing to start a Premier League game since December, although he was named in Jose Mourinho’s starting line-up for the win over Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday.
However, he wants assurances over his playing time before committing to a new deal and also wants to change his position, swapping hold midfield for the centre of defence.
Now, with Dier entering the last 18 months of his contract, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy may sell him this summer to avoid a repeat of the scenario where another high profile player is in the final year of his deal, with all the speculation that ensues. Tottenham have had more than their fair share of it with the likes this season of Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen and are keen to avoid a repeat.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.