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
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
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.