Manchester United are reportedly considering the prospect of retaining their interest in Eric Dier during the next transfer window. The Red Devils had made tentative enquires for the England international nine months ago, but they ultimately settled for the signing of Nemanja Matic, who has proved an excellent addition to the club’s midfield.
According to The Mirror, United could retain their long-term interest in Dier during the summer, and they are prepared to re-open negotiations with a tempting offer of around £55m.
Jose Mourinho has made his transfer intentions clear for the summer with the midfield department in need of bolstering. Michael Carrick has already announced his retirement at the end of the season, but there is a realistic chance that it may coincide with the departure of contract rebel Marouane Fellaini on a free transfer.
As a result, Dier has been brought back into the focus with the Englishman capable of slotting into a holding midfield position alongside Nemanja Matic. Nevertheless, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is usually reluctant to sell players to Premier League rivals, and he could potentially hold out for a much higher fee than stated.
United have lacked the presence of a creative midfield player in their ranks other than Paul Pogba, and it will be interesting to see which kind of player, Mourinho would prefer to strengthen the club’s ranks during the summer.