New Tottenham signing Eric Dier says he is looking forward to making an impact in the Premier League following his 5 million euro move from Sporting.
Spurs announced that they had agreed a deal for the 20-year-old on Thursday before confirming on Saturday that the center back had completed a medical and put pen to paper on a five-year deal.
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The Cheltenham-born defender is excited to make the move back to England and test himself in the Premier League.
He told the club's official website: "Obviously Spurs are a massive club. I've known about them since I was young, I've always enjoyed the way they play, the attacking football. I've always enjoyed watching them play, and coming from Portugal that suits me.
"This season I just want to adapt really quickly to the Premier League, do the best I can, try my hardest and hopefully get a good season."
Dier spent 14 years in Portugal, graduating from Sporting's academy and eventually breaking into the club's first team in 2013-14, an experience he relished.
"I moved there [Portugal] because of my family and we moved there when I was six," Dier added. "I just got picked up by Sporting when I was eight and went through their youth system, all the way to the first team and just ended up playing in their first team.
"It's kind of a strange background, everyone seems surprised by it - an Englishman abroad - but I didn't go there because of football, it just happened that way really. I moved there with my family and football got involved in my life and went through Sporting's youth team like anyone would do here."