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Football: Tottenham confirm arrival of Sporting's English defender Dier

Published on Aug 2, 2014 10:30 PM
Colombian midfielder Joao Rodriguez (left) vies with England defender Eric Dier (right) during the Under 21 international football match England v Colombia, at the Leo Lagrange stadium in Toulon, southern France on May 30, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of English defender Eric Dier from Portuguese side Sporting on a five-year deal, the Premier League club announced on Saturday.

No fee was disclosed but media reports say Spurs paid around four million pounds (S$8.1 million) for the England under-21 International.

"It has always been my ambition and my dream to come back to England and play in the Premier League," the 20-year-old told the club website (

"I've watched a lot of Tottenham and I've always enjoyed the way they play, their attacking football.

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