Tottenham Hotspur and England international, Eric Dier, has today extended his contract at White Hart Lane through until the end of 2024.
With 239 appearances to his name with Spurs following his arrival from Sporting Lisbon back in 2014, he’s clearly been a key player for us since then, but things haven’t always gone his way on the pitch as he filled in either at midfield or back in defence.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 21, 2020
With plenty of questions at Spurs at the moment given our performance levels and whether or not Jose Mourinho is the man to help us to silverware, Dier’s message on signing the new deal was pretty clear. Speaking to the BBC he explained.
“I’m really happy to continue here and commit to this new journey we are on. The club gave me my opportunity in England and has given me so much but I want to have even better times. I still feel there are a lot of things I need to achieve here before it’s over. I feel like I’m at the beginning of a new journey albeit at the same place. My clear objective and I think the manager’s clear objective is to try and win trophies for this club. When the day does come to leave this club I want to leave knowing that I have done that.”
Reacting to his new deal on social media, there was certainly a mix of thoughts from fans, both positive and negative, to the news, but given he’s a good, solid pro for us I have absolutely no qualms here, as Dier isn’t on the list of players we need to quickly improve on when it comes to defence. He’s also good versatile cover in the squad.
Dier's New Contract...
I’m fine if this is for depth but it would be stupid for him to come back in and disrupt the Sanchez/Alderweireld partnership that’s been really good recently
— 🕒®️ – never happy (@brazilianaurier) July 21, 2020
To Dier Is To Do!
— Austin Bazan (@atxbazan) July 21, 2020
One Thing for sure. Mou wants Dier to be his Terry at Spurs that's a fact!! And he will get it.
— Samuel Molero Petit (@molerop) July 21, 2020
I think this is massive for the club and I am very happy with the news, Eric is a fabulous ambassador for Spurs and was going from strength to strength before the (totally unjustified) ban. I have every faith he will flourish under Jose
— Sandrine (@Sandrin18948737) July 21, 2020
He’s a loyal servant but isn’t good enough for the next level. I hope he proves us all wrong, but this seems like a step back.
— TotteKaiju (@El_Kaiju) July 21, 2020
New Contract for Eric Dier 🤮
This Club hasn't got a clue
— Adan 🇸🇴🏴🇬🇧 (@OsmondAdan) July 21, 2020
Why .. we need better players than him.. unbelievable by Tottenham.. hes been hopeless
— stephen king. (@Stephen91314828) July 21, 2020
Glad Eric believes in the Club, lets hope others do the same. Thank you Eric and good luck playing for the Spurs.
— P T Holmes (@PandTHolmes) July 21, 2020