Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier thinks the transfer window is "unfair" on managers and players. The 22-year-old England international is currently preparing for the Three Lions' game against Slovakia on Sunday (4 September) – but has bemoaned the circus surrounding last-minute transfer moves.

Dier admitted transfer deadline day is an unwelcome distraction for lots of managers and players, especially as it occurs after the season has started. Indeed, Dier thinks the deadline ought to arrive before the beginning of the Premier League campaign.

"I think it's unfair on the managers and the players," the Tottenham midfielder said, according to The Mirror. "I guess it's good entertainment for everyone, but once the season starts I like to be at a club where everyone is pushing in the same direction and everyone knows where they stand. I don't think it helps players and managers once the season starts."

Premier League clubs have already spent more than £1bn ($1.31bn) during the transfer window, and Tottenham have brought in the likes of Vincent Janssen and Victor Wanyama.

Tottenham's transfer power has been aided by the Premier League's new record-breaking TV deal, which has seen the league pass its previous biggest spend of £870m in a single window. However, some club bosses, like Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, have hit out at the inflated prices they are being asked to pay.

"I think Chelsea is waiting for the right solution. In this moment it is not easy," the Chelsea manager conceded, according to The Independent. "It is a crazy transfer market. When you try to buy one player the cost is very expensive. It is a very strange situation. We are waiting for the solution."