January 12, 2024

Eric Dier, a defender for Tottenham Hotspur, completed his loan move to Bayern Munich on Thursday.


Spurs had a busy day in terms of transfers on Thursday. Radu Dragusin completed his move to N17, while Dier and Djed Spence left on loan.


Dier has joined Bayern on loan until the summer, with the option to make the move permanent. Dier’s contract with Tottenham expires at the end of the current campaign.


Depending on how well the England international plays, Bayern might pay a fee of up to €4 million to make the trade permanent, according to ESPN.


Chelsea FC versus Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League


Dier probably hasn’t played a game for the Spurs since he joined the team almost ten years ago, given his contract is only good until the end of the current campaign.


Among those who responded somberly to the news was Jan Vertonghen, a player with the 29-year-old in the 2010s.


Vertonghen responded to Spurs’ Instagram post featuring Dier’s farewell speech to the N17 supporters with a teary-eyed emoji.


Eric Dier’s emotional departure from Tottenham Hotspur

When a pillar of the community departs the team where he has spent many years honing his craft, it is always a tragedy.


In the past six months alone, Tottenham has lost three such players. Dier has joined Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris in leaving.


Under Mauricio Pochettino, Dier was a key member of the Spurs team that routinely participated in Premier League competitions in the 2010s and advanced to the Champions League final in 2019.


The 29-year-old has 364 competitive appearances for the Lilywhites since joining Spurs from Sporting Lisbon in 2014 for an alleged £4 million.


However, Dier has been out of favour with Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou, with just four Premier League matches under his belt this season.


Furthermore, Dier would have fallen further in the hierarchy with Dragusin now through the doors at Hotspur Way.


Even though this transfer benefits all sides, it’s nonetheless a sentimental occasion. Best of luck to Dier at Bayern.

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