Tottenham Hotspur have continued to push to tie down the futures of key individuals with Eric Dier officially putting pen-to-paper on a new contract on Tuesday.
The new deal keeps him at the club until 2021, with the 22-year-old being rewarded after becoming a key piece of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad having been moved forward into a midfield role for both club and country.
According to The Evening Standard, Dier has signed a contract worth nearly £70,000-a-week, and is evidently now expected to push on and become a leading player for Spurs as they look to compete both in the Premier League and Champions League this season.
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His new contract comes swiftly after Christian Eriksen agreed to new terms last week, with Danny Rose, Kyle Walker, Dele Alli and Harry Kane all understood to be in negotiations too as they all eye new deals in the coming weeks with significant pay rises, as noted by the Standard.
It’s added in the report that Dier had been attracting interest from around Europe including from Bayern Munich, but this is a clear statement that he sees his long-term future at White Hart Lane and Pochettino will hope that the club’s faith will be rewarded with consistent and impressive performances moving forward.
Despite the disappointment of eventually finishing in third place in the Premier League last season, Spurs are evidently keen to keep the same nucleus of the squad in place and build on their success last year as they currently sit with eight points from their first four games of the season leaving them just four points off top spot.