The former Arsenal attacking midfielder believes that Dier should be part of the England squad for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.
“Dier is a proper holding midfielder, he sits there and gives the ball to team-mates easily,” Merson wrote on Skysports.com. “He, along with Henderson, is virtually assured of a place on the plane.”
Dier is one of the best players in the Premier League and has established himself as an important figure in the current Tottenham team.
The 23-year-old is deployed mainly as a defensive midfielder, but the England international is also adept at playing as a central defender.
The former Sporting Lisbon star is a key player for the England national football team, and he is pretty much guaranteed a place in Gareth Southgate’s starting lineup.
Dier has been on the books of Tottenham since the summer of 2014 when he joined from Portuguese giants Sporting for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £4 million.
Spurs finished second in the Premier League last season and will be aiming to win the title during the 2017-18 campaign.