Mourinho reveals importance of new Eric Dier contract after Eriksen situation

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur announced this week that Eric Dier had signed a new contract with the club running until 2024, with his original deal set to expire next year.

Dier has enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence under Jose Mourinho since the Special One replaced Mauricio Pochettino at the helm in November 2019.

Before that, Dier had been somewhat of a fringe player under the Argentine with the likes of Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko ahead of him in the midfield pecking order.

Jose Mourinho spoke today on the importance of Dier putting pen to paper on a new contract now rather than entering the final year of his deal. This followed a similar signing of Oliver Skipp’s new contract, who also would have been entering his final 12-months.

Mourinho compared the situation to Christian Eriksen last year, as the Great Dane left in January for a reduced fee with just six months left on his contract.

The Spurs head coach said (Football London): “We look at the situation of last season where Spurs started the season with a few players going to the last year of their contract with question marks about their futures, signing or not signing, leaving in January like Christian did.

“I think it is very important for us that Eric is not in this situation. He signed a new contract, he is committed to the club. If he signs, it’s because he’s happy with the contract and his prospects for the future as a player here. We are very happy, of course.”

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