Manchester City defender Kyle Walker claims that his former teammate Eric Dier was keen on a move to Manchester United. Midfielder Eric Dier has been consistently linked with a move to United over the summer.
He has been one of the standout players in the Tottenham first-team over the last 24 months. However, there was little opportunity for United completing the deal, as Spurs had already sold Walker to Manchester City for a whopping £ 50 million. Money was not going to attempt Tottenham, who have been keen on making a consistent appearance in the top four and possibly winning the league title in the future.
However, Walker claims that Dier was very keen on joining United. The statement gives a great insight into the life of Tottenham players, who have been feeling underpaid for a consistent period of time. Left back Danny Rose recently voiced his opinion about the club not paying him his actual market value. Tottenham players on around £ 60,000 per week, while they could be on at around three times this figure at top clubs like Chelsea or a Manchester City. As a result, several players have been tempted to make a move away from the club, despite substantial progress on the pitch.
United were linked with a £ 50 million offer for the former Sporting Lisbon midfielder, although an official offer never came. “It was alright when you wanted to go to United,” said Walker on his instead account, although the video was later deleted.“It’s just a bit of friendly banter.I think it’s been took a bit too far, me, Del, Harry [Kane], Eric, we’re all very close. I’ve know them for a good six, seven years now.It’s all just a bit of friendly banter I wouldn’t read too much into it,” said Walker about the video.