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Alasdair Gold update on Eric Dier’s future under Mourinho at Spurs

Football.London’s Spurs reporter Alasdair Gold has delivered a fresh update over Eric Dier’s immediate future under Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur.

In recent seasons a lot has been made about the Englishman, who appears to be torn between two positions right now – Is he a defensive midfielder? or a centre-back?

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Well, Gold has hinted towards the latter in a recent Q&A where he claims that both Dier and Mourinho see him as a defender.

He said:

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Interestingly enough, former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino believed the 26-year-old was more naturally suited to the central defensive role, but at the time, Dier didn’t agree.

The 6 foot 2 star has been restricted to a total of just 891 minutes in the Premier League this season but has split playing time between midfield and the backline, via Transfermarkt.

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Over the course of his career, as per Transfermarkt’s recorded matches, Dier has played 137 times as a CDM and 94 times as a CB.

Given Jan Vertonghen’s likely departure this summer and the uncertainty surrounding the future of Juan Foyth, the England international could well become a permanent resident alongside Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld.

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