Dier played regularly for Spurs in the campaign that followed but has never truly met his potential, with other defenders being signed to shake up the Tottenham backline. Antonio Conte leaned on his expertise during his tenure, though the England international’s continued stint in the starting XI only highlighted his weaknesses further.
Following the arrival of Ange Postecoglou, it quickly became clear that Dier did not have a future at Tottenham – with full-backs currently preferred in the centre-back role rather than the 29-year-old amid injuries.
Bayern Munich have recently swooped to sign the out-of-favour defender as a result, paying just £2.5m to secure his signature – with Thomas Tuchel the driving force behind the pursuit.
Given the drastic differentiation in price tags, United will be pleased that they ultimately did not green-light a £50m bid for Dier. He likely would have joined a growing list of unsuccessful signings at the Theatre of Dreams given how mixed his Spurs career has ultimately turned out to be.