Tottenham star destined for Bayern Munich switch after missing FA Cup clash vs Burnley, £3m fee 'agreed'

Eric Dier is set to complete a £3million move to Bayern Munich as early as next week

Eric Dier was left out of Tottenham Hotspur’s FA Cup clash against Burnley ahead of his proposed move to Bayern Munich.

The 29-year-old’s Spurs deal expires in June and he is able to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs. Having fallen down the pecking order under Ange Postecoglou, reports have ramped up suggesting Dier could be allowed to leave this month.

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The England international has made just four Premier League appearances in 2023-24 despite a long-term injury to summer arrival Micky van de Ven. Genoa centre-back Radu Dragusin is widely being tipped to join Tottenham in the coming weeks - a deal which would make Dier further out of favour.

Bayern are now on the brink of completing a £3million move for a player who made 365 appearances for Spurs. Should he join the Bundesliga giants, the utility man will reunite with former club and international teammate Harry Kane.

Dier is set to sign an 18-month contract at Bayern, bringing his nine-year career in North London to a close. His highlights at the club include reaching the Carabao Cup final in 2015 and coming agonisingly close to winning the Premier League under Mauricio Pochettino a year later.

The deal was all but confirmed when he failed to feature in Postecoglou’s matchday squad for the FA Cup win over Burnley. Spurs advanced to the fourth round in comfortable fashion with a 1-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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An otherwise dull affair produced a moment of genius when Pedro Porro smashed a 30-yard screamer past Arijanet Muric 12 minutes from time. In stoppage time, the Burnley goalkeeper almost atoned for his error from a corner with a deft flick-on but the resulting effort was blasted over the bar.

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