Tottenham Hotspur change stance on Eric Dier January exit

Tottenham could change their stance on Eric Dier before the January window, as Ange Postecoglou could keep the 29-year-old.

According to Calcio Mercato, Tottenham could change their stance on Eric Dier before the January window as they no longer wish to sell the 29-year-old. There are defensive deficiencies in this Spurs squad, as a lack of funds could also prove challenging to get the right targets.

Tottenham’s early season title challenge has already shown signs of falling apart as injuries have suddenly mounted up to hurt their chances. In the game against Chelsea, they lost Micky van de Ven and James Maddison to long-term injuries with the duo, two of the best performers in this campaign.

The injury to Can de Ven has put Spurs in a typical spot, and their loss against Wolves showed red flags with squad depth. Beyond the Dutchman and Argentine Cristian Romero, Tottenham do not have any big quality player to look forward to.

Ben Davies and Eric Dier are options, but they had already regressed in previous seasons. We have noted the three defenders Spurs should target in January, but there are suggestions that the club may have a small budget to bring a notable name in the next window.

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Hence, they might look internally for a solution, and Eric Dier is a prominent name on that list. The 29-year-old is open to running down his contract, as Spurs were open to selling him in January. Some teams are keen on signing the experienced star but are not about to pay decent money, considering the factors around his contract.

There’s interest from Bayern Munich, but teams from many countries also look at the idea of the 29-year-old. With the defensive deficiencies in this Spurs squad, they may have changed their stance over Eric Dier.

Tottenham could keep the 29-year-old for the remainder of the season, knowing he will leave on a free in the summer. Whether the decision to keep him will bear fruits remains the question, but they must have a plan to add to their squad, especially the backline.

Another central defender is needed in the side, one who would complement their current duo of Romero and Van de Ven. If they do not add a new star in the position, they are in danger of missing out on even a top-four place.

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