Manchester United want Tottenham star

      

Manchester United want Tottenham star

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Manchester Untied are planning to  make a move for Tottenham Hotspur star Eric Dier as part of Mourinho’s plans to strengthen the Red Devils’ defence in the summer, The Telegraph reports.

Dier has been used by Mauricio Pochettino predominantly on the right side of a three-man defence, but he is equally capable of fitting into the holding midfielder and right-back roles.

Early reports suggested that United pulled out of plans to sign the 23-year-old in January amidst doubts whether Spurs would allow their man to switch to their rivals mid-season. Spurs’ owner Daniel Levy is renowned for his ability to protract transfers in order to squeeze out every last penny out of them, and will seek to do exactly that should United go for Dier in the summer.

The England international extended his contract with Spurs to 2021 last year and is likely to command a fee in excess of 40 million.

He rose to prominence during the Euro 2016, drawing plaudits from a number of popular football men, among which Carlo Ancelotti who described him as ‘one of the best players at the tournament.”

Regardless of winning the title this year, Spurs will be on the crossroads at the end of this season when they will have to decide whether to further build on their success or sell their star players in order to fund their planned move to a new stadium. 

Pochettino has calmed the rumours linking Dier to United, but could be persuaded to let go of his man if Burnley’s Michael Keane is brought in as replacement.

 

 

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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 38 79 100
2 Manchester United FC 38 40 81
3 Tottenham Hotspur FC 38 38 77
4 Liverpool FC 38 46 75
5 Chelsea FC 38 24 70
6 Arsenal FC 38 23 63
7 Burnley FC 38 -3 54
8 Everton FC 38 -14 49
9 Leicester City FC 38 -4 47
10 Newcastle United FC 38 -8 44
11 Crystal Palace FC 38 -10 44
12 AFC Bournemouth 38 -16 44
13 West Ham United FC 38 -20 42
14 Watford FC 38 -20 41
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 -20 40
16 Huddersfield Town 38 -30 37
17 Southampton FC 38 -19 36
18 Swansea City FC 38 -28 33
19 Stoke City FC 38 -33 33
20 West Bromwich Albion FC 38 -25 31