Eric Dier makes loan move to Bayern Munich permanent

Dier focused on football after Bayern Munich deal made permanent (1:12)

Eric Dier says he can focus on his football and the team now that his six-month loan deal from Tottenham has been made permanent. (1:12)

Eric Dier's loan move from Tottenham Hotspur to Bayern Munich has been made permanent after he completed the required number of appearances mentioned in his contract, the Bundesliga club said on Saturday.

The England defender joined Bayern on loan in January in a deal to the end of the season after spending a decade with Spurs, reuniting with former teammate Harry Kane.

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Bayern said Dier's contract has been extended until June 2025 with Max Eberl, Bayern's sporting director, saying the 30-year-old provided "valuable support" in defence.

Dier has played seven times for Bayern in the Bundesliga, including five starts.

"I'm happy in Munich. Now my future is sorted and I can focus on playing well for the club and trying to help the club to win games, win competitions, even though it's been a difficult period for us," Dier said.

Having won the Bundesliga 11 years in a row, Bayern are second this season, seven points behind unbeaten Bayer Leverkusen who have a game in hand.

Bayern host Lazio on Tuesday in the Champions League round of 16, trailing 1-0 from the first leg.