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Eric Dier sends Twitter message to Tottenham fans after landmark deal

By Harvey Byrne

Eric Dier has thanked Tottenham fans for their support in a Twitter statement after agreeing a new five-year deal at the club.

The 22-year-old midfielder put pen to paper on a new deal taking him to 2021 on Tuesday.

In a statement released via his personal Twitter account, the England international thanked the supporters, while stating that he was looking forward to helping the north London club progress.

Dier joined Tottenham from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2014 for a £4million fee.

He has featured in 91 encounters for the White Hart Lane side in all competitions during his two-year stay, becoming a mainstay of Mauricio Pochettino’s midfield.

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The combative midfielder has started all four of the north London club’s League fixtures in the new campaign, helping the club to two victories and two draws.

Pochettino added midfielders Victor Wanyama, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and Moussa Sissoko to his side this summer, but the latter duo are expected to play a more advanced role on the pitch.

However, the more defensive minded Moussa Dembele completed his six-match ban after the game against Stoke, providing a lot of competition and depth to Spurs’ midfield.

The Argentine boss will welcome Dembele’s return, as he looks to get Tottenham competing in the Premier League as well as the Champions League.

In other Tottenham team news, Gary Lineker believes that Spurs playing at Wembley instead of White Hart Lane in the Champions League could be a disadvantage.