Spurs announced yesterday that veteran goalkeeper Brad Friedel had signed on a one year extension to his contract and will now be available to play up to and beyond his 44th birthday next May. The club also confirmed that the USA international stopper will work as an ambassador in his homeland.
“Brad Friedel has put pen to paper on a new one-year contract with the Club, which will also see him become a Club Ambassador with a particular focus on our work in his native United States.”
Brad already holds a Premier League record for the most number of consecutive appearances but he could set a new benchmark in the new campaign. John Burridge is currently the oldest player to have played in the Premiership at 43 years and 162 days. Friedel would need to feature from November onwards to break this one.
Friedel proved to be an able deputy in the Europa League and Capital One Cup but with Heurelho Gomes having left the club, do Tottenham lack a little bit of cover between the posts if there was a serious injury to our first choice keeper?