Dier sets for new Spurs deal

The Punch - - SPORTS -

Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur are pre­par­ing a new con­tract for Eric Dier, ac­cord­ing to The Tele­graph.

Af­ter a prob­lem­atic 2018/19, dur­ing which he suf­fered from ap­pen­dici­tis and ton­sil­li­tis, as well as a hip in­jury which even­tu­ally re­quired surgery, the 25-year-old had lost his place in the team un­der

Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino. How­ever, fol­low­ing the Ar­gen­tinian’s de­par­ture and the ap­point­ment of Jose Mour­inho is his place, he has be­come a prom­i­nent mem­ber again, and as a con­se­quence, he is the next in line for a fresh deal fol­low­ing de­fender Toby Alder­weireld sign­ing his re­cently. The in­crease in wages for Dier is ex­pected to be a sig­nif­i­cant one, over £75,000 per week more than he earns un­der his cur­rent con­tract, which ex­pires in 2021.

Pri­mar­ily a de­fen­sive mid­fielder, the Eng­land in­ter­na­tional is also ca­pa­ble of slot­ting into the back line, and that ver­sa­til­ity makes him a valu­able as­set, es­pe­cially given that Mour­inho wants an­other de­fender.

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