Harry Redknapp makes a surprise prediction about Eric Dier

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The former Tottenham boss has been discussing the holding midfielder.

Harry Redknapp believes Eric Dier will still end up a 'great centre-half' for Tottenham Hotspur, according to JOE.

Indeed, the 22-year-old has absolutely thrived for Tottenham as a holding midfielder this season.

But Redknapp sees Dier eventually reverting to his original position at centre-back.

Redknapp told JOE: "He's doing a great job in there for Tottenham and it suits the way they play and their setup but I think eventually he will be a great centre-half."

There's nothing wrong with Redknapp's suggestion. In fact, it makes a refreshing change from the usual 'I almost signed that player when I was a manager' or 'oh, Dimitri Payet is such a good player' type analysis from the former Spurs boss.

But it is a surprise to hear such a prediction considering just how good Dier has been in holding midfield.

The good news for Tottenham is that the 22-year-old looks to have international-level potential whatever position he ends up in.

Dier's versatility has been a huge asset ever since his arrival at White Hart Lane - and Mauricio Pochettino has certainly made the most of it.

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