Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has been utilising the 22-year-old as a defensive midfielder in his impressive Tottenham side over the past 12 months.
Dier started his Lilywhites career at full-back before the former Sporting Lisbon defender had a brief stint at centre-half before being shuffled into midfield.
Tottenham suffered an injury blow at the Hawthorns Stadium on Saturday afternoon after Toby Alderweirield picked up a knee injury during a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.
However, former Spurs boss Redknapp believes Dier can drop back to centre-half to fill the Belgium international’s void if the former Atletico Madrid man is set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines.
“Eric Dier will end up at centre-half,” Redknapp told BT Sport’s Premier League tonight show.
“He will be the England centre-half for many years to come. He is playing in midfield but the people working with him at Tottenham day in day out tell me that centre-half is where he’ll play.”
Dier has made seven Premier League appearances in the 2016-17 season so far, although the England international is still waiting to open his account for the campaign.
Tottenham are in third place in the table and a point behind leaders Manchester City and second-placed Arsenal.
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