There is news today that Tottenham Hotspur are very close to signing Newcastle target – 20 year-old Eric Dier from Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon.
Eric Dier – moving to Tottenham
The Mail is reporting that Tottenham are close to a deal for the Englishman for around £4M.
The young defender has played for all the England Youth sides and 5 times for the England U21 side, and he was born in Cheltenham and moved to Portugal more than ten years ago, when he was just 10 years old and his mother got a job working in Portugal during the 2004 European Championships.
Eric joined Sporting Lisbon shortly after, and the 6 ft 2 ins defender has played 30 times for the Sporting first team over the last two seasons with one goal.
We had hoped Newcastle would be able to sign this lad, but it seems the north London club have won the race to sign the player, and we have missed out on another Englishman – or so it seems.
Newcastle’s French defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is set to leave the club this summer, and we need another center-back brought in.
However, Newcastle do have three good young center-backs coming through the ranks in Curtis Good, Remie Streete and Lubo Satka, with the last two playing last night at Hillsborough.
And maybe the Magpies think one or two of them will be good enough to fill in for Mapou, assuming he leaves the club this summer and returns to France.
What do you think?
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