It was confirmed earlier on in the day that Eric Dier had signed a new deal at Tottenham Hotspur which would keep him at the club until 2021.
The young English international has experienced quite the journey in the last few years of his life. From being a loanee at Everton in 2009, to spending the large majority of his early days as a professional footballer in Portugal with Sporting Lisbon, to signing for Spurs in 2014 before becoming a regular starter for both his club and country.
In an interview with the clubs official website, Dier said, “I’m really looking forward to the future and that’s what makes it so easy to want to stay here – the fantastic manager we have, the great club, the fans, all the infrastructure we have, the new stadium being built – it’s all really exciting and I want to grow with the club at the same pace.”
“It’s a pleasure to come here every day and I enjoy seeing everyone, it’s like playing football with your mates,” he continued. “There is a fantastic feeling around the Club. Obviously, when you play that many games for a club and share good moments like we have over the last two years, you create a very tight connection to the Club.”