Eric Dier will join Bayern Munich permanently this summer

Eric Dier will make a permanent move to Bayern Munich this summer after the option in his loan deal was exercised.

The 30-year-old defender joined Bayern from Tottenham Hotspur in January for a reported fee of £3.5 million until the end of the season.


Dier’s contract with Spurs is set to expire on June 30, and an option was included in his loan deal to make the transfer to the Bundesliga champions permanent if he made a certain number of appearances.

Having played seven times under manager Thomas Tuchel, Dier has triggered a new 12-month contract that will keep him at Bayern until the summer of 2025.


The England international said: “I am very happy in Munich. Now my future is settled and I can concentrate solely on my performance and how I can help the club.

“We want to win games and titles again, even if it’s a difficult phase for us at the moment.”

Bayern Munich currently sits in second place in the Bundesliga table, trailing leaders Bayer Leverkusen by seven points after a 2-2 draw against Freiburg. They also face a 1-0 deficit against Lazio after the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, with the return fixture at the Allianz Arena scheduled for Tuesday.

Manager Thomas Tuchel announced last month that he would be stepping down at the end of the season, with no successor named yet.

Today’s announcement marks the end of Eric Dier’s nine-and-a-half-year spell with Tottenham Hotspur. The defender, who made 364 appearances for Spurs, joined Bayern Munich after following Harry Kane to the German club.

Born in Cheltenham, Dier came through the ranks at Portuguese club Sporting’s academy before joining Tottenham in 2014. He has earned 49 caps for England but has not featured for the national team since their 2022 World Cup victory over Senegal.

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