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Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier happy to be at Bayern Munich and back with old pal Harry Kane

The Englishman is loving his new club.

FC Bayern München Presents New Signing Eric Dier At Press Conference Photo by S. Mellar/FC Bayern via Getty Images

Do you think Harry Kane gets a referral bonus after Bayern Munich inked his old Tottenham Hotspur teammate Eric Dier?

Maybe not (darn Bayern Munich corporate policies), but the English defender is excited about the prospect of playing for a club like Der Rekordmeister. Dier plans to hit the ground running and learn German to help expedite the process of integrating into the culture and the locker room.

“I’ll definitely learn German. It’s important for me to learn the language somewhere as quickly as possible, out of respect,” said Dier (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). “My goals are aligned with the team. I think our goals are the same. I came here to win titles. My goals are to help the team be as successful as possible.”

As for where he will live now that the transfer is official, Dier said that Kane did offer him a place to stay, but the defender does not want to add to the craziness of Kane’s abode. Kane’s family is also living in Germany now, which adds a new element into the mix for England’s captain.

“He’s invited me over and I’ll go round at some point. But he’s got quite a few kids there. There’s a lot going on. He doesn’t need me to move in, too, and create more work,” Dier said with a laugh. “Harry is my friend, we talked a lot when he came here and I followed the games and the Bundesliga closely because of him. When I realized that there was an opportunity for me, of course I followed it for myself, too.”


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