Eric Dier is clearly an individual that splits opinions with the Tottenham Hotspur faithful at the moment.
We recently covered a fan reaction article here on Vital Spurs where plenty of the club’s fans were happy to see him go following a report by the Daily Express suggesting that Mauricio Pochettino was prepared to let him leave.
Since then, there has been another report from The Mirror (relayed by Talking THFC) suggesting that the Argentine would be willing to cash in on him (and Victor Wanyama) this summer should Tanguy Ndombele arrive, however, supporters are now desperate to see the England international remain at the club.
Admittedly, if we do sign the likes of Ndombele, Bruno Fernandes and Giovani Lo Celso, it could be very difficult for Dier to have a chance of making a real impact in the first-team as competition for places will have only increased in an area already filled with talent.
However, there could be every chance that he plays a role in defence for us as he is more than capable of doing so, especially with the future of Toby Alderweireld still touch and go because of that pesky £25million release clause in his contract (Telegraph).
But, it would appear as though fans would be disappointed to see the 25-year-old be offloaded this summer as many felt he could still do a job for us.
One fan suggested it would be a ‘mistake’ to let Dier leave whilst another admitted it would be a ‘painful’ summer if he were to go.
Here are just some of their reactions…
Be surprised if we sell both, when we were lacking depth last year. Especially Dier, who offers loads of options to the squad with his versatility, be a mistake to lose him in my opinion
— James Bishop (@JBishop83) June 26, 2019
I knew it ???? Poch said this would be a painful summer
— Anthony Pepera ✏️???? (@otheranthony) June 26, 2019
Think Dier should stay as he’s quite versatile and can drop into CB role. We need depth of squad especially in the middle of the field
— GAVIN D (@gavindavies80) June 26, 2019
Not Dier mate. Still think there is more to come from him. Still only 25 as well. Personally I’d rather move big Vic on.
— CA (@CoachingCA_1) June 26, 2019
— Michael Burroughs (@MJBurroughs77) June 26, 2019
Should keep Dier, versatile always does a steady job. Just needs a run to get back to 15/16 and Euros form. Can pick a pass and always good to have a brick in the middle when needed.
— Jaymes (@jaymesoscar) June 26, 2019