Relaying manager Jose Mourinho’s words at a press conference, journalist Alasdair Gold has provided an update via the Tottenham manager surrounding midfielder Eric Dier’s contract situation – with the Portuguese gaffer claiming Daniel Levy wants him to sign a new deal.
Should Spurs offer Dier a new contract?
Yes, absolute colossus
Despite making just 13 Premier League starts this season, it’s clear Dier is coming into his own in the new position, with manager Mourinho now claiming that he has impressed Levy enough to warrant a new contract.
The Englishman, who has registered an impressive 3.1 clearances per game according to WhoScored, more than natural defenders Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier, is also happy at the club – with Mourinho claiming that he very much wants to remain in north London.
It’s little wonder why our boss wishes to extend Dier’s contract, especially judging by his latest quotes to journalist Gold.
“My boss Mr Levy tells me that he wants Eric to sign a new contact and Eric tells me that he’s more than happy here, more than happy with his situation,” explained Mourinho to football.london.
“Especially now that he feels we have a certain idea for him and the deal. And he tells me also that he wants very much to stay.
“So I hope that we can find an agreement because I’m trying to take the team in a certain direction and when I try to develop a player in the team it’s because I’m waiting for a player to stay with us.”
As well as this, Dier won the vast majority of his battles in the air against West Ham, reigning superior in 9/13 attempts to win the ball.
Valued at £18 million by Transfermarkt, the player’s contract is up next season, with Spurs now facing a race against the clock to eventually extend his current deal.
Given Mourinho’s update via Gold, it’s clear that Dier could well remain in north London for seasons to come.