Manchester United are reportedly plotting a move to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier in the summer, with Daniel Levy ready to sell Dier if he does not want to sign a new deal – but surely a swap deal makes complete sense.
The Daily Mail claimed earlier this week that Spurs would look to offload 26-year-old Dier in the summer, if the 40-time England international did not sign a new deal. Levy is keen to avoid another Christian Eriksen-like saga.
Dier is reluctant over signing a new deal and wants assurances over his game time first. His current deal ends in the summer of 2021, and the Daily Star have now claimed that Manchester United are keen on luring Dier to Old Trafford.
Manchester United have long been linked with Dier, and could consider a move given Fred’s struggles and Nemanja Matic’s current deal expiring in the summer – though Matic does have a 12-month extension that can be activated in his current deal.
A move for Dier makes sense, then, but should Tottenham request a swap deal if United come calling? The Daily Mail claimed that Spurs are rivalling Chelsea, Sheffield United and Paris Saint-Germain for goalkeeper Dean Henderson.
Hugo Lloris is 33 and even before he dislocated his elbow, the 2018 World Cup winner had been struggling for form. Paulo Gazzaniga replaced him during that three-month lay-off, but made a number of mistakes in that time.
Spurs are likely to be on the lookout for a long-term replacement and 22-year-old Henderson could be the man. Now, with Manchester United interested in Dier, surely the two teams need to come to an arrangement that benefits both parties.
A swap deal, perhaps with Tottenham also offering some degree of cash for Henderson given the goalkeeper is four years younger, is a move that makes sense – with both clubs reportedly keen on eachother’s players.