The club are gearing up for a new era at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium under new head coach Nuno Espirito Santo and director of football Fabio Paratici, and it appears as though they are set to be rather ruthless when it comes to getting players out of the club – even those that might be considered club veterans.
Dier initially joined the club back in 2014 in a reported £4m deal, and it’s fair to say that the club have got their money’s worth out of him with the 27-year-old having made 279 appearances for the club in that span. Meanwhile, Doherty has been with the club less than a year having been sold by Espirito Santo last summer when they were both at Wolves.
It appears as if they could have made their last appearances for the club, as speaking on TalkSport, Crook claimed that Dier’s days at the club could very well be numbered as the club continue their plans for the 2021/22 season:
“I’ve been told [on Wednesday] that Eric Dier and Matt Doherty could also be surplus to requirements, and maybe that’s a bit of a surprise in the case of Doherty because he performed so admirably under Nuno at Wolves.”
TIF Thoughts on Alex Crook’s comments about Eric Dier and Matt Doherty’s future at Tottenham Hotspur…
Should Spurs sell Dier in the summer?
Spurs have shown themselves to be rather busy in this transfer window so far with the number of players they are looking to sign, and given Daniel Levy’s reputation when it comes to spending, it’s hard to think he’s going to be letting them go crazy in the window without getting something in return.
And with Dier not exactly pulling up many trees last season, only managing to score a 6.66 rating for his Premier League performances via WhoScored last season, 13th-best out of the entire team, you could certainly understand where the ‘surplus to requirements’ argument comes from, while with the reported imminent signing of Takehiro Tomiyasu, Doherty’s departure has probably been in the works for some time, suggesting his reunion with Espirito Santo is rather immaterial.