Why Did Eric Dier Refuse To Go To Spurs After Joining Bayern Munich?

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Eric Dier

After completing a shock transfer to Bayern Munich, Eric Dier has explained why he will not be living with close friend Harry Kane.

Last week, the 29-year-old joined the Bundesliga heavyweights on loan from Tottenham Hotspur until the end of the season. When Dier’s loan expires, Bayern has the option to sign him to a one-year contract.

Dier had fallen out of favour with Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou, making only four appearances all season amid a defensive injury crisis.

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He will reunite with Kane, with whom he played at Spurs and for the England national team, upon moving to Germany. Together, they travelled to Spurs games and frequently took family vacations.

With his wife Katie and their four kids, Kane recently moved into an incredible £30 million mansion perched on a hilltop. Dier has acknowledged that when visiting the England captain’s opulent new residence, he will probably be taking care of his housing.

He said: “I don’t know if he has any space there. I have not been there yet but he has invited me so I will go there for sure.

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“But I don’t think I will stay there. He has a lot of kids so I know it is very busy. I don’t want to add to that work.”

Fans have joked that Dier’s move to the Allianz Arena is an attempt to help Kane, who has 26 goals this season, settle in. Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel quickly debunked those allegations after outlining why he decided to pursue Dier.

Tuchel was drawn to the versatility of the former Sporting CP player, who has seen his defence devastated by injury. Leon Goretzka, a midfielder by trade, has stepped in at the back on multiple occasions this season.

Tuchel explained: “He’s a specialist at centre-back. He has also played as a No. 6 in the Premier League, but not for a long time.

“We’re getting him for the centre-back position. He can play right or left centre-back, as well as in a back three.

“We got him mainly so Leon Goretzka can be free to play in midfield and doesn’t have to switch to centre-back any more.”

Bayern Munich is locked in a title fight with Bayer Leverkusen. They trail Xabi Alonso’s team by four points, who have yet to lose a game.

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.