While there’s so much football still to be played this season, the insatiable nature of the summer transfer window and all that goes with it has transfer rumours and reports rearing their heads long before it opens.
So, with Manchester United looking likely to undergo yet more squad surgery in just a few months as they attempt to restore former glories, Old Trafford is going to be a destination frequently touted for a number of players over the next few weeks.
The latest of which already plays in the Premier League. According to the Daily Telegraph, United are relatively optimistic in their chances of signing Tottenham Hotspur star Eric Dier this summer, in a potential £40m deal.
Despite Spurs’ strong season, the England international has struggled to recapture the sort of form he showed last season for both club and country. As a result, fans online don’t seem to be overly convinced the former Sporting Lisbon youngster is the right man.
With that in mind, here’s a look at how Twitter reacted to these rumours.
— Joseph Musker (@JosephMusker) April 22, 2017
— MilanBorges (@RealDeviation2) April 22, 2017
— Jaydn (@JaydnMUFC) April 22, 2017
I'd rather pay £40m for Monaco's overhyped and overrated Bakayoko, than Eric Dier..
Eric Dier ffs! Dammit….#MUFC
— Y A Z (@Yazieiid) April 22, 2017
If #MUFC are willing to pay 40 million for Eric Dier Spurs should snatch their hands off. Very poor v Chelsea. Massively overrated. Sell.
— Uwdi Krugg (@UwdiKrugg) April 23, 2017
#MUFC eyeing up Dier as a long-term replacement for Carrick. It would enable Pogba and Herrera to have more freedom going forward.
— Abdullah Mulla (@AbzMulla6) April 23, 2017