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New details emerge as Eric Dier is set to sign with Bayern Munich for no initial transfer fee on a short term contract

Hey, given the circumstances, that’s actually not a bad deal...

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Clearly, Eric Dier will be signing for Bayern Munich. The fates have decreed it. That much has been obvious ever since his airplane landed in Munich without a freak snowstorm getting in the way.

But as the soon-to-be former Tottenham Hotspur player finishes his medical, new details have come to light on the details on his transfer, as per Florian Plettenberg. Previously, the idea was thrown around that Bayern would have to pay around €5 million to sign Eric Dier.

Now, all of a sudden, it seems that Bayern will sign the center-back for no transfer fee at all. Instead, Bayern will pay for “matches and achievements after a specified period,” as Plettenberg puts it. The total amount paid for the maximum amount of matches played would not exceed €2-€2.5 million. Furthermore, he will be signing a six-month deal with an option for a further year until 2025.

⚠️ Excl. Update on #Dier: The most realistic overall package in the end is a transfer fee of €2-2.5m.

➡️ The negotiations were led by Christoph Freund

➡️ Thomas Tuchel was determined to get Dier and is fully convinced of him ✔️

Smart deal between Bayern & Tottenham Now, the full focus is on #Mukiele.

Given the circumstances, such a transfer is decent. It is impossible to not think of the Daley Blind deal just last winter as a very apt comparison; both center-backs who come for very cheap transfers to do a job for half a year. In the circumstances, this might turn out to be a decent deal after all.


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