Priceless: Rivals will refuse to sell midfielder to Manchester United

Manchester United have already done one major big piece of business this summer with the signing of Victor Lindelof but TFF believes that the spend will not stop there.

United have been heavily indebted to their brilliant midfielder Michael Carrick over the years. But at the age of 35 they can’t expect too many more years of top-level football from him.

Unlike some of the other greats that have trodden the boards at Manchester United he’s going to be difficult to replace. Carrick of course came from Tottenham and Manchester United have been linked with another Spurs midfielder of a very similar ilk over the last few months. But latest reports in the British media suggest that Tottenham are not likely to do business for another of their stars.

The Daily Mail reports:

SIMON JONES: Tottenham Hotspur will not put a price on Eric Dier as they have no intention of selling the England international.

The report states that Manchester United are keen on the player and that they are offering him his preferred central midfield role as well as much improved wages if he moves to United. But Spurs look as if they will block any such move and it’s easy to see why. Dier is a silky and industrious footballer who is quietly efficient and a really classy player.

He’s highly competitive and a lovely passer of the ball and as such reminds us very much of a young Michael Carrick.

But now Tottenham are one of the strongest sides in the league they are probably in a better bargaining position than they ever have been and Manchester United may be banging their heads against a brick wall in this one. So perhaps they will pursue other midfielders as the summer progresses because they really do need to replace Carrick.