The emergence of Victor Wanyama has displaced Eric Dier so far this season, although Dier has had to deputise for the injured Toby Alderweireld at centre-back since October.
That has attracted the attention of some top clubs, Chelsea and Bayern Munich according to The Times. The usual guesswork is applied that he fears a lack of game time will hinder his England chances under new national boss Gareth Southgate. How many times have we heard that line trotted out to try and justify a made up story?
The reporter then tries to suggest he will consider his future if things don't change. There is absolutely no evidence to back the story up other than the reporters guesswork. Top clubs watch players all the time and there has been plenty of news in the German press that the German Champions have been watching him for a while now. That means nothing of course, apart from the fact they like him.
Come the new year when he doesn't have to be covering centre-back we will be able to rotate him and Wanyama, which was no doubt the plan in the first place. He is always on Twitter and always talking to the press and there has never been a hint that he isn't anything but happy at Tottenham.
It sounds simply like a newspaper trying to create an exclusive, as they all tend to do when transfer season comes around.
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