Official: Tottenham sign Eric Dier

The 20-year-old will move to the White Hart Lane club once he has completed a medical, with Spurs having agreed a £4 million fee with Sporting Lisbon for the defender
Tottenham have agreed a deal with Sporting Lisbon for the transfer of centre-back Eric Dier, subject to a medical.

Goal revealed on Thursday that Spurs were on the brink of completing a £4 million move for the Englishman, which is believed to be a five-year deal.

And Spurs confirmed the deal on Thursday evening, posting a message on their official Twitter account.

Dier has represented England at Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level and made 15 appearances for Sporting last season.

Born in Cheltenham, Dier has spent his entire career at Sporting, but enjoyed a short loan stay at Everton's academy in 2011.

He will compete with Michael Dawson, Younes Kaboul, Jan Vertonghen and Zeki Fryers for a spot in Mauricio Pochettino's defence this season.