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Thu 11 January 2024, 19:45|Tottenham Hotspur

We have reached agreement with Bayern Munich for the loan of Eric Dier for the remainder of the season, with an option to make the move permanent.

The defender, 29, departs for the Bundesliga having been an important figure, both on and off the pitch, in over nine years at the Club. His 365 appearances in all competitions move him into our all-time top 25, and he’s one of only eight players to play over 50 times for us in Europe.

Signed from Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2014, Eric famously scored a last-minute winner on his debut against West Ham at Upton Park. Initially a full-back, he moved into midfield and, alongside the likes of Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama, played a key role as we qualified for the Champions League, competed for the Premier League title and then reached the final of the Champions League in 2019. That was one of three cup finals he appeared in for us.

Moving back into central defence, Eric’s performances at the end of 2021/22 and start of 2022/23 earned a recall into the England squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Capped 49 times, all as a Spurs player, he has featured in three major tournaments (Euro 2016 and the 2018 and 2022 World Cups), his highlight scoring the winning penalty in a shootout against Colombia in the round of 16 in 2018. A captain on occasions at Spurs, he also wore the armband for England in that tournament in Russia.

We wish Eric and his family all the best for the future.

Watch | Eric Dier reflects on his time at Spurs