Man United ready to test rivals with tempting offer for top 23-year-old midfielder – report

Manchester United are ready to make an offer for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier, according to reports in the English media

Spurs duo Toby Alderweireld and Eric Dier Photo: Eric Dier / Instagram

Manchester United are ready to test the waters with an opening offer to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier, according to report in England.

The Guardian has claimed that the Red Devils are prepared to test the north London side’s resolve to keep the England international beyond the summer transfer window.

The same article states that Tottenham could be open to selling one of their prized assets if Manchester United make an offer in the region of £50m for Dier.

According to the report in the England media outlet, Dier wants to play in defensive midfield despite his manager Mauricio Pochettino valuing his ability to also drop into a centre-half role.

Manchester United appear to be in the market to sign a defensive midfielder in the summer transfer window to become a long-term successor to Michael Carrick.

The 35-year-old signed a one-year contract extension last month but Jose Mourinho will be keen to reinforce his midfield options before the stalwart hangs up his boots.

Manchester United were thought to be interested in Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic but their interest in Blues target Romelu Lukaku could complicate matters.

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