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Eric Dier is an English defender or midfielder, born on 15th January 1994, who plays for Tottenham Hotspur. Dier moved to Portugal with his family as a child, which saw him join Sporting’s academy. A brief loan spell with Everton followed in an attempt to develop his skills in a more competitive environment. Although he never appeared for Everton’s first team, Dier returned to Sporting and made his debut for Sporting B in 2012 before breaking in to the first team. Tottenham then moved for the player in August 2014, signing the Englishman from Sporting for around £4 million. Despite brief interest from Portugal as a youngster, Dier represented England in youth football before making his senior debut in 2015.