Defender Dier loaned to Everton

20 January 2011 07:04
Everton have signed 17-year-old English-born defender Eric Dier on loan from Sporting Lisbon for the remainder of the season.The 6ft 2in centre-back moved to Portugal aged seven when his mother got a job working at Euro 2004 and is contracted to Sporting until 2013. [LNB]Although his family have since returned to Britain, he stayed out in Lisbon. [LNB]Dier, who will join the club's academy, has previously interested Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal. [LNB][LNB] Stop all this panicking, the usual brilliant network of unearthing great young hopefuls continues Likesitinthebox The player, who could be eligible for joint English-Portuguese nationality when he turns 18, is the grandson of former Football Association secretary Ted Croker.

Source: BBC_Sport