Tottenham News: Spurs Ink Deal With Brad Friedel

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Brad Friedel joined the Premier League in 1997.

Brad Friedel is done just yet.

The 41-year-old goalkeeper signed a new contract on Wednesday with Tottenham Hotspur that will keep him at White Hart Lane until the end of the 2013-2014 season.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Some experts might be surprised by the contract extension for the Premier League mainstay as Hugo Lloris has won the No. 1 goalkeeper spot for Spurs. Lloris's arrival on Aug. 31 eventually led to the end of Friedel's streak of 310 consecutive Premier League starts, and was thought to pave the way for Friedel's exit.

Friedel posted on Twitter: "Very happy about the new contract! As I have always said I'm very happy here and will help Spurs in any role!!"

The veteran arrived in the Premier League in 1997 after leaving the Columbus Crew. Most of Friedel's career was spent with Blackburn Rovers, but he also played for Liverpool and Aston Villa. He is the oldest player in the Premier League, and will be 43 when his contract ends.

Friedel also composed a successful trio of goalkeepers for the U.S. with Kasey Keller and Tim Howard. Friedel was the No. 1 goalkeeper for a quarterfinals run in the 2002 World Cup.

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