Eric Dier’s Instagram profile sparks rumours of Tottenham exit

Eric Dier sparked suggestions he could be about to leave Tottenham this summer after fans noticed unusual details on his Instagram profile.

Supporters can read too much into the most minute of details throughout the summer transfer window, and now many fans believe Dier could be about to follow old friend Harry Kane out the exit door.

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Spurs fans believe Dier could be heading for the exit doorCredit: Getty
Postecoglou is looking to oversee a new era at Tottenham

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Postecoglou is looking to oversee a new era at TottenhamCredit: Getty

The centre-back has no mention of Tottenham in his bio on Instagram and, as of Saturday morning, did not follow the club on Instagram or Twitter.

It is not clear whether Dier was ever following the club or mentioned them in his bio, but this is usually the case for most Premier League players.

However, hours after the news started to go viral, the Englishman started following Spurs on Instagram.

Fans had been left surprised by the revelation – especially given many assumed he was one of the candidates for captaincy this season.

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The armband is still up for grabs on the eve of their opening game of the new Premier League season away at Brentford, with club captain Hugo Lloris set to depart and Kane already sealing a move to Bayern Munich.

Goalkeeper Lloris has held the armband since 2015 but the World Cup winner is currently in talks over a move to Lazio.

The exits of Kane and Lloris mean Dier is now Spurs’ longest-serving player, having signed for the north London club from Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2014, since racking up 361 appearances.

But his future at Tottenham has been in doubt this summer as he enters the final year of his contract.

Dier has removed all mention of Tottenham from his Instagram bio

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Dier has removed all mention of Tottenham from his Instagram bioCredit: Instagram: @EricDier15
It also appears Dier has unfollowed Spurs in the platform

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It also appears Dier has unfollowed Spurs in the platformCredit: Instagram: @EricDier15
Dier skippered Tottenham in a number of their pre-season games and was is one of the candidates to succeed Lloris as skipper

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Dier skippered Tottenham in a number of their pre-season games and was is one of the candidates to succeed Lloris as skipperCredit: Getty

It has been no secret that newly appointed manager Ange Postecoglou has been keen to revamp his defensive options, with Davinson Sanchez and Japhet Tanganga both put up for sale.

The Australian boss has already brought in Micky van de Ven from Wolfsburg for £34.5million, so it looks as though there will be big changes in the back line for Tottenham this season.

Postecoglou has admitted his squad is too bloated and hinted that a number of players could be on their way out.

“It’s fair to say our squad is too big at the moment,” said the head coach.

“There are guys who will want to explore opportunities elsewhere. I’m not involved in that. I think we’ll see some movement out in the coming weeks.”

And fans now believe Dier could be one of them after stripping all mention of Spurs from his Instagram profile, although pictures of him in club kit remain.

Of course, it could mean nothing.

But Dier is one of the last remaining key players from the Mauricio Pochettino era, with close friends Dele Alli, Harry Winks and now Harry Kane all moving on to pastures new over the last few years.

So it could be that Tottenham are ready to move on under their new, bold manager, and Dier’s nine-year spell in north London could be nearing its end.

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