Tony Cascarino has said that the prospect new Tottenham Hotspur manager could sell Eric Dier in the summer transfer window.
The former Chelsea player has written in The Times that Tottenham interim manager Ryan Mason was right to drop Dier from the starting lineup for the Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this past weekend.
The pundit does not rate Dier, and he believes that whoever becomes the new Tottenham manager in the summer of 2023 could sell the £92,000-a-week (SalarySport).
Tony Cascarino on Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier
Cascarino wrote: “Eric Dier losing his starting spot was long overdue. He has played poorly since the World Cup and while the Tottenham Hotspur defender is versatile, he lacks a standout skill.
“New head coaches, even interim ones, need to make a statement when taking over a struggling team, so dropping Dier was a natural decision for Ryan Mason.
“Dier has been at Spurs since 2014 and I wonder whether this summer’s head coach appointment will determine his future in north London.”
In our view, it is a bit harsh of Tony Cascarino in regards to his comments about Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier.
Now, no one would say that Dier is one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League.
But the Englishman is a good player who has done well for Spurs over the years.
Yes, Dier’s recent performances for Spurs have not been great, but you could say the same about Cristian Romero.
While we do think that if Tottenham are able to sign a better centre-back than Dier in the summer transfer window, then they should do so, but we also believe that the 29-year-old, who can also operate as a midfielder, is a good player.