January 13, 2024

Legendary Premier League player Paul Merson made light of the fact that Eric Dier’s representative should anticipate being knighted for sealing his client’s transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Bundesliga winners Bayern Munich.


You could argue that Eric Dier fell into a barrel of the softest, most delicious ice cream after tripping over his own feet. This week, he was extremely fortunate as Bayern Munich saved a man who had seldom touched a ball under Ange Postecoglou and appeared headed for a team lower on the football league ladder.


Naturally, Dier will undoubtedly owe Harry Kane, his former Spurs teammate and current striker for Bayern Munich, a very kind Christmas present.


Although Merson acknowledges that nobody anticipated the transfer, he believes think Dier’s expertise and adaptability might still be very helpful. especially since Bayern can pay just £3.5 million to make his loan agreement permanent.


Eric Dier

Eric Dier moves from Tottenham to Munich.

His agent is going to be knighted! Merson laughs on Sky Sports, “I hope Ant and Dec aren’t here!” I know what he’s thinking.


“No, he’s a competent practitioner. A good signing for between £3 and £4 million. He is capable of playing holding midfield. Three to four million pounds is nothing at all. He’s performed overseas, in Portugal, so you know he can be a homebody.


“I believe Bayern has made a wise decision as well. Some players aren’t a good fit for some clubs. He could fit Bayern Munich’s style of play, but he didn’t fit Tottenham’s.


Dier, who spent nine years at Spurs and almost qualified for a testimonial, will be Bayern’s third-choice center-half, behind summer acquisition Kim Min-Jae and the Matthijs de Ligt who is linked to Arsenal, according to former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.


Radu Dragusin joins the Spurs

Radu Dragusin has taken his spot in the Tottenham team, though.


As you may imagine, Bayern Munich was also interested in the £26 million transfer from Genoa. After Dragusin committed to Spurs, the Bavarian giants looked to Dier.


Ange Postecoglou told Football London, “(A center-back) was a priority position for us in the window,” as Spurs battle Bayern, AC Milan, and Napoli for the number six spot.


“We were prepared to relocate in January if the proper opportunity presented itself. We worked on (the Dragusin deal) quite a bit. Johan (Lange, technical director) and his team conducted a great deal of background work on him once we knew the route we were headed. I knew he would fit in after our conversations.


“And Werner presented a very favorable opportunity. Johan and I had a nice conversation about it. Timo seemed like he would fit right in with us.

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