News today in the Mail that Newcastle are stepping up their interest in 20 year-old Sporting Lisbon’s defender Eric Dier, who was born in England and has already represented the England U21 side 5 times, and has also represented England at U18, U19 and U20 levels.
Eric Dier – Newcastle step up interest
There was some news last week on Dier, who is said to be available for around £5M, and it was reported in some outlets, to be too high a fee for Newcastle.
But Dier has already played 30 times for Sporting Lisbon, and has been impressive when playing for the England U21 side.
Newcastle need to improve their defense, which has leaked far too many goals – 127 goals in the last too seasons in the Premier League – and Eric looks like a top young English defender.
It depends on whether Newcastle are ready to swoop for the 6’2″ England lad, and we have to think that the hard-up Lisbon club would be only too happy with an offer of less than £5M – paid up front in cash by Newcastle.
Newcastle have already brought in six good players in this transfer window, but we (are greedy and) still need two strikers and a central midfield play-maker – in addition to a center-back brought in before September rolls around.
What do you think?
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