Tottenham have made a u-turn regarding the future of midfielder Eric Dier, and are ready to offer him a new contract, according to a report by the Football Insider.
The 26-year-old, who joined for just £2m from Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2014, has just more than 12 months left on his current deal, and after some poor performances this season, looked set to be made available for a transfer this summer.
However, the Football Insider are suggesting that Jose Mourinho, who once tried to sign the England man during his time as Manchester United manager, is now keen to extend Dier’s stay in North London, and give him an opportunity to showcase his talent as a centre-back.
Dier found himself playing in midfield during Mourinho’s early days as Tottenham head coach, but dropped back to play alongside Toby Alderweireld in recent months, and produced some of his best performances prior to the pause of football amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Given Spurs’ lack of options at centre-half, especially with Jan Vertonghen’s future in serious doubt, it would be silly for the club to allow Dier to leave, not to mention his versatility.