Wonderkid News… Everton sign 17 year old defender

By on January 21, 2011 - 18 views

Everton have signed 17-year-old defender Eric Dier on loan from Sporting Lisbon.

Dier, an Englishman, came through the ranks at Sporting after his parents moved to Portugal to work when he was seven. However,  amidst interest from Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal, he has returned to play for the Toffees.

A statement released on Sporting’s official website said: “Eric Dier, central defender of the Sporting Lisbon junior team, has joined Everton on loan until June 30, 2011… This is an opportunity for him to grow in a competitive and more demanding environment.”

The youngster is contracted to Sporting until 2013.

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