Eric Dier has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich.
The 2022-23 season was one of the worst for Tottenham. They failed to break their long-standing streak of irrelevance and failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League (UCL), which was their minimum goal. To make matters worse, they were knocked out of European competition by Liverpool, Brighton, and Aston Villa. It was a tumultuous season for the club, with player feuds and the resignation of the head coach and general manager.
The rebuilding process began immediately. The long-vacant head coach position was filled by Enze Postecoglou, who won the ‘Domestic Treble’ in the Scottish League.
Squad changes were also made. James Maddison, Manor Solomon, Guglielmo Vicario, and Mickey van der Vaan were among the additions. Of course, there were also departures. Lucas Moura left to play for his native Brazil, while ‘Sacred Heart Youth’ Harry Winks joined Leicester City. Even Harry Kane, the team’s ace for 10 years, headed to Munich this summer.
Still, the transfer market is far from over. There could be new signings and additional sales. In this situation, an unexpected transfer rumor has emerged. Dier is the subject of interest from Munich.
Florian Plettenberg, a journalist for German outlet Sky Sports, reported on his social media accounts on Monday that “Dier has received an offer from Munich again. A possible transfer is being discussed internally. He can play center back and defensive midfield. The problem is that the Munich board is still keen on the transfer.”
It’s a surprising transfer rumor. It doesn’t make sense that Munich, who are looking beyond Germany for European dominance, would target Dyer. It’s because of Dier’s ability. His versatility is obviously wide. His main position is center back, but his build-up play allows him to play fullback and defensive midfield. He also played in the midfield during his youth career.
However, his performance is questionable. His versatility is an advantage, but he hasn’t really done much in any of his positions. For a center back, he’s not a very good defender, and his build-up play isn’t that much better than other players. If you’re a longtime Spurs fan, you’ve seen Dier’s mistakes lead to goals many times.
He’s been criticized for a long time. Dyer’s performance had been questioned before, but Spurs continued to use him. He made 361 appearances for Spurs in his career, including 42 in cup competitions last season. Of course, his performances showed no signs of improving.
Eventually, this reputation affected his position. The new manager, Postecoglou, began to shape the squad to his liking. He established a center-back duo of Christian Romero and Van der Vaart. It worked. Tottenham found their footing defensively, conceding just two goals in three league games and picking up two wins and a draw.
Dyer’s position was also on display in the last game against Fulham. As it was the League Cup, Postecoglou rested a number of first-team players and utilized a rotation. But there was no place for Dyer. Postecoglou opted for a center back duo of Davinson Sanchez and Van der Vaart. Romero was the only other option. Dier was left off the roster altogether.
He also lost his vice-captaincy. Dier was vice-captain last season. This season, however, he was left out of the squad altogether. He even unfollowed Tottenham’s account, sparking rumors of discord.
However, he also expressed his ambitions as a ‘professional’. “I was in good form at the start of last season,” he said, “but then it was a tough time for both the team and myself. My leg was uncomfortable, but I played through it. I had surgery at the end of the season and now I’m back to normal. I will stay at Tottenham and give my best. I will try to do well in training and in matches. I am 29 years old. The best years of my career are ahead of me.”
However, Tottenham have continued to push for his sale. British outlet Cut Offside reported on the 23rd that “Tottenham are ready to listen to offers for Dier. He is not in the manager’s plans. Tottenham are currently using Romero and new signing Van der Vaart as their first-choice center backs.”
More recently, Fulham have shown interest. “Tottenham are interested in Fulham center-back Tosin Adarabioyo,” reported Football Insider on April 28. Fulham also still want Dyer. The two clubs are in talks to swap the two players.”
This is where the Munich transfer rumors come in. If it were to happen, fans would have many questions. However, it could be a good move for Dyer. He wouldn’t be guaranteed a starting spot, but he would still be able to add to his ‘winning career’. Like Kane, Dier has spent most of his professional career at Tottenham and has yet to lift a trophy. However, a move to the ‘German champions’ could see him add a trophy as early as this season. 메이저사이트
The Bavarians aren’t the only ones interested in Dier. Dortmund are also interested. “Dier has an offer from Munich, but Dortmund are also interested in signing him,” said Sky Sports reporter Kave Solhekol.