Bayern Munich has signed Tottenham defender Eric Dier on loan until the end of the season. Depending on his performance, they may make the move permanent, and the fee could be between €2 million and €4 million. Bayern initially wanted Radu Drăgușin but lost the bid to Spurs. Dier, out of contract this summer, was considered surplus at Tottenham. Bayern’s sporting director, Christoph Freund, is happy with the signing, and Dier is excited to play for one of the world’s biggest clubs.
Dier, who joined Spurs in 2014, will help Bayern’s defense. Despite limited playing time this season, he looks forward to contributing to the team. West Ham also showed interest, but Bayern quickly sealed the deal once they expressed interest. Dier will join former Spurs teammate Harry Kane at the Allianz Arena.
Gambia’s AFCON Travel Nightmare
Gambia’s national football team had a terrifying experience on their way to the Africa Cup of Nations. Their plane, arranged by the Gambian Football Association, lacked oxygen, forcing it to return. Preliminary investigations point to a loss of cabin pressure.
The team, in a small 50-seater propeller plane, faced intense heat and a lack of oxygen, causing some to lose consciousness. The coach, Tom Saintfiet, described it as a life-threatening situation. Gambia’s FA stated that the technical team is assessing the situation.
Saintfiet expressed concern about the team’s participation in the tournament, citing health issues among the players. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has not commented on the matter.
Despite an offer to retry the journey, the team refused to board the same type of plane and remains uncertain about their participation in the AFCON tournament.
The coach emphasized the need for proper treatment and expressed concern about the team’s well-being.