Merson claimed Nathan Dyer was good enough to start for Tottenham, but he hasn't made a single league start at Leicester

Nathan Dyer has been on loan at Leicester City from Swansea.

Leicester City are one win away from winning the Premier League title, which they have a chance to do against Manchester United this weekend.

The season has seen many pundits who tipped them for relegation eat their words, and their stunning league position is not the only one which proved wrong.

A fortnight into the season Paul Merson told SkySports that he believed loan signing Nathan Dyer would be a key player for them, claiming he would be good enough to get into the Tottenham team had he signed for them.

He said: "Leicester have started well and they'll be well safe. They can beat teams and I love the Nathan Dyer signing… he could easily get in Tottenham's team."

Merson's comments come across in a disparaging way towards Tottenham's wide options, but despite Leicester's incredible season, Dyer has failed to shine.

The 28-year-old has not made a single Premier League start, making just 12 substitute appearances, with one goal and one assist from 213 minutes of football.

He has not displayed the form he showed at Swansea, in which he bagged 18 goals across four seasons in the top flight.

Since signing with Leicester he has not been able to establish himself in the team, and it is doubtful he would have 'easily' got into Tottenham's team either as Merson suggests, with even £12m summer signing Clinton Njie struggling for opportunities amid the bright form of Erik Lamela.

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