Spurs to seal defender deal

Eric Dier
Eric Dier has represented England at under-21 level. Credit: PA

Tottenham have agreed a deal with Sporting Lisbon for the transfer of defender Eric Dier.

A statement from Spurs read: "We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Sporting Lisbon for the transfer of Eric Dier, subject to a medical."

The 20-year-old, born in Cheltenham, can play as a defender or a defensive midfielder. He had a spell on loan with Everton in 2011.

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