London - Sporting Lisbon's English defender Eric Dier is
joining Tottenham, the English Premier League club announced on Friday.
A statement from Spurs read: "We are delighted to
announce that we have reached agreement with Sporting Lisbon for the transfer
of Eric Dier, subject to a medical."
The 20-year-old can play as a defender or a defensive
midfielder. He had a spell on loan with Everton in 2011.
According to Sporting, he moves to Spurs on a five million
"The player didn't want to stay on any
longer here, even for the same salary (as offered by Spurs)," the club said.
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