Odds cut on Eric Dier leaving Tottenham to join Man United
They’ve already spent over £100m for the fourth-successive summer, but Manchester United are far from finished in this transfer window.
Next up could well be a move for Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier.
The Red Devils have tracked the England international for some time, but Spurs chief Daniel Levy has consistently rebuffed any approaches.
And our traders weren’t too confident of a move going ahead either, with 5/2 recently on offer.
But amid a series of reports in the press, they’ve chopped that price into 7/4.
While Jose Mourinho has brought in Victor Lindelof to boost his defence and Romelu Lukaku to score the goals up front, the Special One is still seeking a top-line defensive midfielder.
And Chelsea are now highly unlikely to allow Nemanja Matic to join the Red Devils, forcing United to focus their efforts on Dier.
It’s now believed United are prepared to offer £50m for the 23-year-old, who was a boyhood fan of the Old Trafford club.
That figure should be enough to at least grab Levy’s attention, and the Tottenham chief is in something of a pickle regarding transfers.
Spurs are in the middle of moving into a new stadium, and their current wage structure is leaving them open to offers for their top men.
Dier is reportedly on £70,000-per-week in North London, something United are willing to massively increase should he join the 13-time Premier League champions.
Unless Levy changes his stance on wages, he cannot persuade Dier to stay by upping his salary, otherwise he would have to do likewise for Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli, to name but a few.
United are 10/3 third favourites to win this season’s title, with a solid gap in the odds to Spurs at 8s. But should Dier make the switch in the coming weeks, we can expect that gulf in odds to grow even more.
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