BBC: Tottenham international slams unfair transfer deadline
By Alex Taylor
Tottenham star Eric Dier has slated transfer deadline day as unfair to players and managers.
The 22-year-old Spurs ace played a key role for Mauricio Pochettino’s side last season as they finished third in the Premier League – and pushed eventual champions Leicester for the title.
Dier made his name throughout the 2015/16 domestic campaign for his consistent performances in holding midfield and saw his stock rise even further after scoring a free kick for England at Euro 2016.
“My opinion is that it shouldn’t be open now to be honest,” Dier told the BBC.
“I don’t think that It should be open once the Premier League season begins. It is unfair on all the managers and players.
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“I guess it is good entertainment for everyone and I enjoy watching it, but I don’t believe that it should be open once the Premier League starts.”
The domestic calendar began almost three weeks ago for Premier League teams and clubs have already played three domestic fixtures.
The north London outfit have made just two additions to their squad from last season so far.
New striker Vincent Janssen and midfielder Victor Wanyama have joined Tottenham in preparation for the added demands of Champions League football.
The transfer window closes at 11pm on Wednesday evening but it is likely that some deals will still go through beyond the official cut-off point.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Pochettino is looking to reunite with Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.