Not many Manchester United fans have been left excited by the prospect of signing Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier.
The Red Devils have been linked to the England international before, but a recent report in The Telegraph claims that United are ‘cautiously optimistic’ of signing him this summer.
The publication states that Dier is rated at around £40m and that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy could be persuaded to sell if the club sign Burnley defender Michael Keane.
Dier is traditionally a defensive midfielder, but he has largely been used at the back for Spurs this season due to manager Mauricio Pochettino preferring Victor Wanyama in the middle of the park.
According to The Telegraph, United boss Jose Mourinho would offer Dier the role as holding midfielder if the player and Tottenham were open to a deal.
Some of the Red Devils following would like to see Dier arrive at Old Trafford this summer, but others do not think that he meets the standard required.
Wanyama makes Dier look good,that's why we don't need him,we need a Wanyama or a Bakayoko,not Dier #MUFC
— Oluoch Fredrick. (@oluoch_fredrick) April 23, 2017
@roathboy We don't need him, we need a striker and a few CBs. he wants to be a CM but we got all that sorted
— Steve (@Mirrors90) April 23, 2017
So apparently #mufc want Dier & Keane!?!?!? Surely this isn't a step up for us…..????⚽????
— Lorraine H (@jonic1986) April 23, 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
Just like with Keane, could name about 15 CM / CDMs we should be targeting ahead of Eric Dier. #mufc
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) April 22, 2017
— Jaydn (@JaydnMUFC) April 22, 2017
— Kev McGhee (@Kev7McGhee) April 22, 2017
— Ryan ???? (@Mkhi_Assist) April 22, 2017