Man Utd Make Formal £40m Offer For Tottenham Star [Sky Sports Reporter]

By on July 23, 2017

Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are linked with Eric Dier….

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Manchester United have launched a £40m bid to sign versatile Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier this summer, according to a Sky Sports reporter.

Jose Mourinho has grown increasingly frustrated at United’s lack of action in the transfer market as he’s keen to further strengthen having only signed Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku so far.

The Portuguese coach is in the market for a new holding midfielder to act as a long-term replacement for Michael Carrick – who turns 36 next week – and Dier has been touted as a prime target in recent weeks.

Widespread reports have suggested United are desperate to sign the England international but Tottenham have insisted they aren’t interested in selling Dier at any price this summer.

It looks like the Manchester giants have tested that resolve as Sky Sports News and talkSPORT presenter Jim White has claimed sources close to Dier say United have made a £40m offer for his services.

White tweeted late last night:

Dier is a boyhood United fan and the Manchester Evening News [via the Mirror] reported recently that he is desperate to move to Old Trafford so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

The 23-year-old is under a long-term contract so I don’t think £40m will be enough to persuade Tottenham to sell considering they got over £50m for Kyle Walker but the north Londoners might be tempted to cash-in if United offer a similar fee.

Dier has predominantly played as a centre-half since joining Spurs from Sporting Lisbon in 2014 but he’s struggled to hold down a regular place in his preferred central midfield role due to the presence of Victor Wanyama.

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It looks like Mourinho is ready to offer Dier the chance to play regularly in his favoured position on top of a healthy pay rise so you can appreciate why the player is reportedly keen on a move to Manchester.

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9 Comments

  1. prince

    July 23, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    please mourinho sign riyal mahrez and eric dier for us pls.

    • Gazza

      July 23, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      Do you still believe in the tooth fairy and the Easter Bunny

  2. Rancid ric

    July 23, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Hilarious,such dim witted reporting

  3. PeeLee

    July 23, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Have your ever listened to him? Jim White of Talksport radio as a source for an article — whatever next?

    • Gazza

      July 23, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      He is an arse. He just said again in talk sport that Dier wants to join United. That Spurs over achieved.

  4. Xyz

    July 23, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    This is lacy reporting Spurs won’t sell and Dier’s favourite position was centre back when he came to Spurs

    • Gazza

      July 23, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      Correct. He even said he wanted to concentrate on being a centre back.

  5. Chris George

    July 23, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Is this bilge STILL being reported? The Manchester Evening News says Dier is still keen on Man U: wow, that’s a scoop! Dier is a boyhood Man U supporter – boyhood, maybe, but now? Don’t think so, if his attitude to Ander Herreira is anything to go by. And then a quote from the font of all wisdom that is Jim White? Really?
    This s spectacularly lazy journalism without any substance to it.

  6. Gazza

    July 23, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Show me where Dier has ever stated he wants to go? And for the record he was an Everton fan.
    This is United working the media to try and undermine .
    What complete rubbish.

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