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Oct 142010

Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal are all reportedly monitoring 16 year old Eric Dier, this youngster is different from the rest, he currently plays abroad for Sporting Lisbon as he come through their youth academy and has recently come to the attention of the big clubs in England after recently signing his first professional contract with the Portuguese giants.

Dier moved to Portugal as a youngster after his mother landed a new job for the Euro 2004 Championships and was picked up by Sporting Lisbon. He stands 6ft 2in and plays center half and looks to be a promising youngster who is being watched by scouts from the English clubs.

Dier has his PE teacher to thank for his progress, he spotted the talent of the youngster at school and put him in touch with Sporting Lisbon scouts who then watched him before signing him up to their youth academy. Earlier this year Dier signed his first professional contract with the club.

The youngster can apply for dual nationality when he turns 18 but said it was his dream to play for England, he may in the near future be looked at for an England U17 squad but as yet has had no contact with anyone from the England set up. Dier said he is happy at Sporting at the moment and would like a few more years at the club, however if one of the big English teams come knocking at his door he may think again.

Jun 222010

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes Manchester United may have already struck a deal for Joe Cole.

The 28-year-old will not have his Chelsea contract renewed this summer and a number of clubs have been chasing his signature.

Redknapp has confirmed that he would love to see the midfielder move to Spurs, while Arsenal and United are also thought to be trailing the England international.

But while Redknapp wants Cole at White Hart Lane, he thinks the Red Devils may have already won the race to sign him.

“I’ve got a feeling that it might have been done (for Cole to join United),” he said.

“It wouldn’t surprise me in the least. Joe’s not wanted to speak to anybody and his people have been saying ‘let’s get the World Cup out of the way first’.

“But we’d be interested for sure. I like Joe.”

Cole has been the subject of much debate in recent days as he has yet to make an appearance for England in this summer’s World Cup.

Taken from the Sky Sports interview, hope it’s not true, I like Cole and was hoping for a bargain free transfer. Really thought Harry wouldn’t let him slip through the net, but who can turn down Fergie? Still, while there’s Arry there’s hope.