Eric Dier has signed a new four-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur. The 26-year-old joined the club in 2014 from Sporting Lisbon and has been a regular in his six years with the club. The new contract will see Dier remain at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium until the summer of 2024.
Eric Dier Signs New Tottenham Hotspur Contract
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Versatility Behind the New Deal?
In recent games, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has transitioned Dier from a defensive midfielder to a centre-back. It’s a position Dier is familiar with, having played there in the past for Spurs and for Sporting Lisbon. However, he developed a lot more as a midfielder during Mauricio Pochettino’s time at the club.
The move back to defence though means Dier adds a lot more versatility to the Spurs side, perhaps meaning that they do not need to enter the transfer market for a defender. Jan Vertonghen is expected to leave at the end of this season, so Dier could be used as a centre-back in his place while filling in in midfield when needed.
Since his move in 2014, Dier has made 239 appearances in all competitions for Spurs. He scored a memorable winner on his debut against West Ham United and his performances in North London have seen him become a regular in the England international set-up.
What Was Said?
Speaking to Spurs TV, Dier said of his new contract: “I’m really happy to continue here and commit to this new journey we’re on.
“The club gave me my opportunity in England and it’s given me so much since then. We’ve had some great times together but I want to have even better times.
“I still feel like there’s a lot of things I need to achieve here before it’s over.”