Date: 1st August 2014 at 7:22am
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Tottenham have confirmed that they gave agreed terms to sign 20 year old centre back, Eric Dier from Sporting Lisbon.

The deal only requires the player to complete his medical, so you would assume that barring a last minute hitch, Dier will become a Spurs player over the weekend, if not later today. An England U-21 player, Dier is a ball playing centre back, who also have the ability to play in a defensive midfield role, should he be required.

I have to confess to have never seen the boy play, so can`t really comment, though it seems he has the right mix of technical ability and defensive mindset, to make him an appealing prospect. He is suggested as being two footed, which is always a bonus, but it is will now be interesting to see what plans Pochettino has for him in the short term.

We have all seem that Poch is very happy to play the kids and at 20, he is almost a veteran compared to the likes of Shaw and Chambers at Southampton, so is he a player that will jump straight in to fist team contention and if so, at the expense of who?

With the futures unclear on both Dawson and Chiriches, does this move allow one or even both to move on? The cautious side of me, would worry slightly that selling Dawson for a 20 year old with barely 30 professional games under his belt is a major gamble, but Poch`s style perhaps lends itself to both ball players and also young legs, neither of which are Michael Dawson, whilst who knows what the future brings for Chiriches…