There is no place for Eric Dier at Tottenham and he could be sold by a new manager this summer, according to Frank McAvennie.
The former West Ham and Celtic striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 27-yr-old isn’t a defender and can’t operate in the midfield either.
In June 2020, Dier told Sky Sports that he wants to play as a centre back as he feels it is his best position.
He said, “I want to prove myself in the Premier League as a centre back and be one of the best in the Premier League.”
Dier started as a centre back in 17 of Spurs’ first 18 Premier League games this season but was criticised and dropped to the bench following a run of five defeats in six games.
He has found his way back into the team and even started last week’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.
McAvennie has been far from impressed with Dier in his new role and tipped him to be sold this summer as Spurs face an overhaul.
“Dier’s back getting a game for them but he’s not a centre half,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“He’ll not get a game in the midfield because of the dynamics now. You’ve got to be busy and active and that’s not his game. There’s no place for him.
“He’s certainly not a centre half either, he’s too weak. Tottenham need an overhaul and they’re short of defenders, that’s why he gets a game.
“He could go this summer, it would not surprise me if he went.”
Dier was called up but failed to play for England during March’s World Cup qualifiers as he faces a challenge to make Gareth Southgate’s squad for this summer’s European Championships.
Spurs are next in action on Sunday when they will welcome Sheffield United to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.