Newcastle After English Defender Playing In Portugal


There’s news in the Mirror today that Newcastle United want to sign 20 year 6’2″ Sporting Lisbon’s central defender or central midfielder Eric Dier, who was born in Cheltenham, England.

England U21 v Scotland U21

Eric Dier – in England colors

When Eric was 10 years old he moved to Portugal, when his mother was offered a job working in that country during the 2004 European Championships.

The 20 year old has progressed through the Youth Academy at Sporting Lisbon and made his first team debut in November 2012, in the Primeira Liga 1–0 home win against S.C. Braga, when he was just 18 years old.

Dier had a loan spell at Everton in the 2011-2012 season and has been capped at U18, U19, U20 and U21 level for England, and from what we can tell this lad seems a great prospect.,

Eric can play in defense or in defensive midfield and he is versatile and offers a physical presence on the field, and we hope the news is true that Newcastle United are after this player.

But here comes the problem – Newcastle are unwilling to pay the £5M valuation that Sporting has put on their player..

It would a bit of a coup if Newcastle can get this lad through the door, and he’s already played 30 times for Sporting Lisbon and the news is that Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are also interested in the English-born defender.

Note to Lee Charnley – sign him up Lee.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Note: Sean Borland has a student season ticket and since he will be away in Calgary studying for a while he wants to sell his season ticket for the first half of the season. The price is £140 – which is what he paid for it – you can contact Sean at s.borland@ncl.ac.uk

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290 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #1

    One for the “development squad” maybe??

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Maybe Mapou’s replacement ??. If we were to bring this lad in as well as Gomez who also looks a good prospect…….What does that say about our current young crop of CB’s already at the club

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #3

    rumour is that Cabella is at the training ground

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  • scout

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #4

    Dawson from spurs would be my choice

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Graeme
    This lads a powerhouse, reckon he’d walk straight in tbh

    Cabella at Benton according to tw@er, and @nufcfans are getting an absolute pasting today!

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Prediction for tonight lads ????????

    For me its Germany’s to lose.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Apparently more than one player at Benton according to twitter . Rivierre as well ? .

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  • Graeme

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #8

    TADS, that really is great news – not before time either!!

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #9

    BPC
    Its HBA, hes just finishing his lunch 16th course is taking it out of him but once thats done hes on to dessert

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #10

    Excuse me i mentioned that before him

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #11

    WWSBRD
    Lol!
    Be interesting to see what numbers De Jong and Cabella get…

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Welsh
    Your real names not Umar is it?

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Pete Graves ?@PeteGravesSky · 7m
    #NUFC crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s on Remy Cabella deal #imminent

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #14

    This would be an absolutely inspired signing especially with MYM going, Willo, Colo and Saylor not up to it and Streete, Good and Satka either may be not quite ready or injury prone. Would almost be happier with this than anyone else.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #15

    See i told everyone we will be signing players, no one believed me.

    Can everybody listen to me from now on

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  • geordie157

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #16

    Cabella has arrived. Riviere almost a done deal. And apparently now Zaha could be on his way.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #17

    No it’s not Umar

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #18

    toonarmydownsouth
    I reckon one of them will get the 10 surely Benny might get 100

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #19

    @ welsh

    I bow down to you for you were always right .

    All hail the mighty prophet Welshgeordie9 🙂 .

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #20

    geordie157

    Where did you get that from about Zaha

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #21

    Soccer Sauce
    ?@soccer_sauce Cabella and Rivière deals to be both concluded by end of tomorrow as previously reported #NUFC

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #22

    Ha Barca have been banned from unveiling Suarez!

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 13, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Rotonda
    Is he that good? Ive never seen him play, what type of defender is he?

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #24

    eric dier has played for all England youth and wants to play for England a move back over here would do his chances the world of good

    rumours of 2 new players at the training ground we know 1 maybe the other is a nice surprise

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #25

    Big Pappa Cissé

    Well thank you very much, if i can get the others to do that then that will be good

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 13, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #26

    WWSBRD
    Yeah can’t see him still having the 10 shirt, mainly because Ashley knows he has a fan base and they will buy new shirts!

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  • Sliema

    Jul 13, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #27

    I don’t know how I feel about Benny possibly losing his number 10 shirt.

    Usually I think it’s pretty harsh, must make a player feel like cack. However, Cisse is an embarrassment to the number 9 shirt and he should show some decency and hand it back of his own accord.

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  • Sliema

    Jul 13, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #28

    Who is our current number 7?

    And will Colback be our new number 4?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 13, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #29

    WWSBRD
    He’s a big lad, very commanding but extremely skilful for a big fella
    But being in Portugal he’s very much a ball playing defender, no big hoofs from this lad

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 13, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #30

    Sliema
    Sissoko is number 7 mate

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 13, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #31

    Isn’t 12 available with Remy not here anymore ? .

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 13, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #32

    I could see Siem taking the 4 Cabella taking the 10

    toonarmydownsouth
    Ah right sounds good, like he would suit playing with MYM ooh wait

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 13, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #33

    14 rather ? .

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  • Dingo†®

    Jul 13, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #34

    does anybody have link to a sky sports news stream by any chance?

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 13, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #35

    de jong will get the no10 vice captain and the no10 shirt
    although its not nice on benny but he is not part of the first team,

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 13, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #36

    I still hop HBA has a future at NUFC .

    Imagine this front three behind a quality striker :

    ———-HBA———-De Jong———-Cabella———-

    Yes please, and I would sooner see Benny in the team than Gouffran .

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 13, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #37
  • Sliema

    Jul 13, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #38

    Dingo

    Google cricfree – they have a solid stream.

    Tads
    Oh yeah of course he is. I guess Pardew signed him to be a right winger right from the off haha?!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 13, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #39

    WWSBRD
    Aye mate that awkward moment when you think how canny a back four of Janmaat Dier MYM Santon/Haidara then remember we’re actively flogging our only decent CB…

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #40

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/p403x403/10494671_763860300332329_4101318830708195693_n.jpg

    Pardew leaving the training ground. When asked about cabella…..He just winked and smiled

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