Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier has met with club chairman Daniel Levy, seeking answers to his recent omission from the squad under new manager Ange Postecoglou, according to the Telegraph.
Dier has yet to find a place in the matchday squad in any of Postecoglou’s first five games in charge – including the shock League Cup loss to Fulham.
Despite the manager making nine changes, there was no place for him in the starting XI, leaving fans and pundits speculating about his future.
This unexpected treatment comes as a surprise to many people, given Dier’s integral role in the club. He has been part of the club’s leadership group in recent years.
While details of the meeting between Dier and Levy remain confidential, the 29-year-old reportedly sought clarification regarding his current standing in the squad and his future.
With Dier’s contract set to expire at the end of the season, the lack of a contract extension offer from Tottenham only adds to the tension surrounding his situation.
Another surprising twist in the saga is Postecoglou’s decision to overlook Dier for the Tottenham captaincy following Harry Kane’s departure.
Experienced goalkeeper Hugo Lloris finds himself in a similar predicament after being frozen out of the squad.
Lloris has one year remaining on his contract and declined a move to OGC OGC Nice on deadline day. He has been linked with a potential move to the Saudi Pro League.
The departure of Sanchez may see Dier regain a place on the substitutes’ bench to provide cover for Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven.
The future remains uncertain for both Dier and Lloris.
Their discussions with Levy could hold the key to what lies ahead, with the Saudi transfer window deadline looming.
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