Bad news, Hugo: Friedel agrees new Spurs deal

The 41-year-old goalkeeper has extended his contract until 2014.

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VETERAN AMERICAN GOALKEEPER Brad Friedel has extended his contract with Tottenham Hotspur until 2014, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday.

At 41, Friedel is the oldest player in the Premier League and he is also the only man in the history of the division to start 300 consecutive matches.

He started the season as the first-choice goalkeeper at White Hart Lane but has since lost his place in the side to close-season signing Hugo Lloris, the France international.

Friedel, who has 82 international caps for the United States, has been playing in England since 1997, when he joined Liverpool.

He failed to make a name for himself at Anfield and joined Blackburn Rovers three years later, going on to make 300 appearances for the Ewood Park club.

Aston Villa acquired his services in a £2.5 million ($4 million, 3.1 million euros) deal in 2008 and he spent three years there before joining Spurs in 2011.

- © AFP, 2012

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