'There's a deal on the table for him' - Exclusive: Spurs tipped to agree 4-yr terms with 26yo
Tottenham have been tipped to hand Eric Dier a new four-year deal in north London when the clubs reconvene post-coronavirus crisis.
The former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested Jose Mourinho will want the 26-year-old to commit his long-term future to the club as he enters his prime years.
The versatile defender has one year left on his current deal having signed his last contract extension in September 2016.
Dier is one of a number of players allowed to run their contract down at Spurs with Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose both in the last six months of their deals.
Both players appear set to leave on a free this summer despite having been central figures at the club for the majority of the past decade.
When asked by Football Insider if the England international should be handed an improved contract, Whelan said: “I would be disappointed if he did not get handed a new deal. A great player who can play in midfield or centre-half.
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“Jose tried to sign him at Manchester United so I think he will be in his plans.
“He knows Tottenham very well and he loves the club.
“I think there is a deal on the table for him. Once this virus is out of the way and normality is back Dier, Joe and Levy will be trying to battle out some kind of deal to keep him at the club for the next four years because he is coming into his prime now.
“He has had a rollercoaster of a season but he is in favour with Jose.”
Dier has made 25 appearances this season with Mourinho utilising the former Sporting Lisbon player predominantly as a centre-half.
The Englishman’s name was in the headlights for the wrong reasons earlier in the year when he climbed into the crowd to confront a Spurs fan following the club’s shock FA Cup exit to Norwich.
In other Tottenham news, Danny Mills has told Football Insider deal “has to be done” for club to be competitive in current market.