The evolution of Eric Dier: Deputy right-back to first-choice central midfielder

Current boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to continue the acquisition of young talent without the expensive outlay of his predecessors

When Harry Redknapp was in charge of Tottenham, the club always appeared to be oversubscribed with central midfielders; Luka Modric, Jermaine Jenas, Wilson Palacios, Tom Huddlestone, Jamie O'Hara and Didier Zokora all played in Redknapp's first season alone.

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