The announcement of Eric Dier’s transfer to Bayern Munich kicked off the club’s transfer season and sporting director Christoph Freund could not be more pleased.
“We’re really happy to have signed a very good defender. He’s very flexible. He played in midfield, right-back and lately so often at center-back. He’s a really good guy with a good character — and with his experience he’ll be good for us on the pitch and in the dressing room,” Freund told FC BayernTV (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).
As for Dier, he cannot wait to get started with the Bavarians.
“Allianz Arena is one of my favourite stadiums I’ve ever played in. I played here in the Audi Cup and then in the Champions League, and it’s an incredible stadium with an amazing atmosphere. I’m really looking forward to playing here in front of the fans,” Dier remarked. “I spoke a lot to Harry [Kane] even before I was coming. We spoke since he came here, about his experience so far and how much he’s enjoying it here. Yesterday, when I found out the news, we spoke a lot more and I’m looking forward to seeing him.”
Dier thinks his positional flexibility will come in handy to Bayern Munich.
“I can play various positions. I think I’m very flexible and just the type of player that wants to give his best for the team in whatever role is needed for the team to be successful. That’s the most important thing.This move is a dream come true for me, because as a child you want to play for a club like Bayern one day,” Dier said. “Bayern is one of the biggest clubs in the world and has an incredible history. I want to help the team with my versatility in defence. I’m really looking forward to my new teammates and the fans at the Allianz Arena, which in my eyes is one of the best stadiums in the world.”
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