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.