According to the report, Dier made the choice after the current round of contract negotiations between him and Tottenham fell down.
Spurs would be willing to listen to bids for the 29-year-old in January, with the club hoping to unload him and bring in a centre-back.
However, the England international is said to have chosen to wait until next summer, when he would have many more alternatives as a free agent
Spurs are unlikely to get a fee for Eric Dier
This report comes on the back of multiple updates over the last month linking Dier with a move away from Tottenham in January.
On October 9, The Times reported that Sporting Lisbon are exploring re-signing the Tottenham man, explaining that the Portuguese club’s president Frederico Varandas has a good relationship with the defender.
Meanwhile, reports from Italy have continued to suggest that Dier is Jose Mourinho’s top choice to strengthen Roma’s backline in January (Corriere dello Sport via Calciomercato).
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Dier’s preference might be to leave next summer as not only would he have a lot of options to choose from but he would also be able to land a big contract if he is a free agent.
However, should a tempting opportunity open up in January, the 29-year-old might find it hard to say no, given how starved of game time he is at Spurs.