Friedel commits to Tottenham

Brad Friedel has signed a new contract with Tottenham.

The goalkeeper, whose previous deal was due to expire at the end

of the season, is now committed to the club until the summer of

2014.

Friedel will be 43 by the time his latest contract is up, and

there were suggestions he might look for first-team football

elsewhere after losing his place to Hugo Lloris.

But Spurs’ announcement ends any immediate prospect of Blackburn

persuading their former keeper to return to Ewood Park.

Friedel tweeted: “Very happy about the new contract! As I have

always said I’m very happy here and will help Spurs in any

role!!”

The Premier League’s oldest player will now resume rivalry with

Lloris for the No 1 role at White Hart Lane.

Andre Villas-Boas has preferred the France captain in recent

weeks, and Friedel’s one start in the past nine matches came

against Panathinaikos in the Europa League.