Spurs sign Sporting Lisbon defender

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iol spt aug1Eric Dier AFP Sporting Lisbon's English defender Eric Dier is joining Tottenham, the English Premier League club announced.

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 euros deal.

“The player didn't want to stay on any longer here, even for the same salary (as offered by Spurs),” the club said. – AFP


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