By Will Butcher
Tottenham and England ace Eric Dier will be offered a new five-year contract as a reward for his excellent progress over the last year, according to a report.
Dier has had a fantastic season for club and country, proving his versatility and making the holding midfield role his own for both England and Spurs.
The Telegraph claimed early on Thursday afternoon that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino will make Dier one of the highest earners at White Hart Lane, with a reported wage of £70,000-a-week on the table to tempt him to stay.
The 22-year-old was one of the only players to be considered a success from England’s dismal Euro 2016 campaign, as the Three Lions were knocked out by Iceland in the Round of 16.
Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti hailed him as one of the best players at the European Championships, after being linked with a move to bring in Dier as Xabi Alonso’s long-term replacement at the base of his new team’s midfield.
The former Sporting Lisbon man, who has also played at right-back and centre-back for Spurs, only just signed a five-year deal last summer a year after his transfer from Portugal.
Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy have identified that they need to keep Dier, and are set to reward the Cheltenham-born utility man with a deal that will keep him in North London until 2021.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Swansea have made an offer of around £10million for Spurs’ Belgian star.