Reports this week have suggested Tottenham Hotspur could be open to the exit of Eric Dier this summer.
As reported by The Daily Express, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is considering letting the England international leave in order to facilitate the arrival of Tanguy Ndombele.
It would, perhaps, not be unwelcome news from a Tottenham fan perspective.
Dier has struggled for his best form recently and cashing in now could be a good move from the club.
But who should sign him?
Perhaps former team Everton would be the perfect move?
Dier spent 18 months on loan at Everton as a teenager from Sporting Lisbon. He would later go on to write in the Player’s Tribune that it was the hardest stage of his career so far.
“My hardest times came before I joined Tottenham. At 16, there was a period when I went on loan to Everton, and that was extremely tough for me.
“I moved on my own from Lisbon to Liverpool, and for the first six months I didn’t know what I was doing there — I felt completely lost. At that age, you doubt yourself.”
But that was a long time ago. Dier and Everton are currently in completely different places and it is easy to see the 25-year-old slotting into the Everton team.
With Everton having question marks over the future of Idrissa Gana Gueye another midfield enforcer could certainly be used. Everton also have problems at centre-back, with Kurt Zouma’s loan deal coming to an end. Dier can even play at right-back, another area Everton lack cover.
If the Toffees made a move for the 40-cap England star it is clear to see there is a place for him at Goodison Park.
Maybe it is time Dier exorcised some of those Finch Farm demons from his teenage stint on Merseyside.