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James Maddison reacts after news coming out of Tottenham earlier today

James Maddison, a midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur, has sent his best wishes to Eric Dier following the defender’s successful loan departure from Spurs.

 

 

Tottenham had a busy day in terms of transfers on Thursday. Radu Dragusin joined Spurs in N17, while Djed Spence and Dier went out on loan.

Dier agreed to go on loan to Bayern Munich for the end of the current campaign, with an additional year’s worth of options to extend the deal (BBC Sport).

Depending on performance, Bayern will have to pay a price ranging from €2 million to €4 million to finalize the transaction, as reported by ESPN.

Dier’s 29-year-old Tottenham contract is set to expire at the end of the current campaign, so it’s likely that this is his final game with the team.

After Tottenham announced Dier’s exit, Maddison posted a message for his fellow Three Lions star on Instagram stories.

“Best of luck, brother! Fantastic human & player,” the 27-year-old wrote. “Will be sadly missed.”

Dier has only made four Premier League appearances this season due to his lack of playing time under Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou.

This is true even though Spurs are dealing with a back-court personnel dilemma. And Dier would have fallen more in the hierarchy with Dragusin now through the door.

It’s a sensible decision for all involved, but it’s still disappointing to lose a player who gave Tottenham his all for the majority of his career and was a member of one of their best teams in recent memory.

When they frequently battled for the Premier League title in the 2010s and advanced to the Champions League final in 2019, Dier was a key member of the team under Mauricio Pochettino.

The 29-year-old has made 364 competitive appearances for the Lilywhites since joining Spurs from Sporting Lisbon in 2014, when the player’s transfer fee was reportedly £4 million.

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Dan Kilpatrick has shared some fantastic news about Cristian Romero, the center back for Tottenham.

Romero’s hamstring injury against Everton was originally expected to keep him out for four to five weeks, but he has recovered very well.

According to Kilpatrick’s article in today’s Evening Standard, the Argentine defender is not just back to full training but may perhaps feature in Sunday’s match against Manchester United.

Manager Ange Postecoglou is greatly aided by this unexpected return, especially in light of Ben Davies’ recent hamstring injury, which is likely to keep him out for four to six weeks.

With Radu Dragusin’s recent signing, Micky van de Ven, and Romero maybe available for the weekend match, Postecoglou suddenly has options.

It is unclear if Dragusin will be added right away to the starting lineup. It’s also anticipated that closer to the game, a late evaluation will be conducted to see if Romero and/or Micky are ready to start.

This change of events gives Postecoglou a solid selection dilemma by giving him, for once, a variety of defensive choices.

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