Eric Dier has committed his long-term future to Tottenham Hotspur one more time after signing a new five-year deal until 2021. The England international has expressed his delight over the agreement after being rewarded with three different contracts since arriving at White Hart Lane in the summer of 2014.
The 22-year-old versatile star signed his first five-year deal at north London in August 2014 after being bought from Sporting Portugal in a £4m ($5.3m, €4.7m) deal as a prospect for the future. The promising talent enjoyed an impressive debut campaign in the Premier League, serving as a back-up both in the right-back role and in the heart of defence.
Spurs thus opted to reward him with a new five-year deal in September 2015. Yet, his reputation has since increased vastly, becoming a crucial figure for manager Mauricio Pochettino in a new role as a holding midfielder, while also being one of the few highlights for England during the disappointing Euro 2016 campaign.
Tottenham have therefore opted to hold on to Dier once again with a new deal until 2021.
"We are delighted to announce that Eric Dier has signed a new contract with the club which will run until 2021," the club confirmed through an official statement.
Meanwhile, Dier expressed his delight at the agreement after predicting a bright future for the club.
"There are many reasons why I wanted to commit my future to here, at Tottenham," Dier said. "We have a fantastic squad, full of lots of young exciting players, the new stadium is on its ways and obviously the fantastic facilities here at the training ground. Then of course we have a fantastic manager who is great for all of our young players and makes sure we keep improving."
Spurs have made the agreement official only days later Christian Eriksen also put pen to paper on a four-year deal until 2020.