Tottenham captain King expected to announce retirement
Tottenham Hotspur captain Ledley King is expected to announce his retirement from football this summer as a chronic knee injury finally gets the better of him, the Guardian has reported. The move comes four years after a doctor first advised the ex-England international to give up the game.
King has spent 13 years at White Hart Lane and is expected to take a non-playing role at the club, with the newspaper reporting that the decision has been spurred on by a number of factors. King is said to have ended the season in extreme discomfort after suffering another injury over Christmas but delaying the operation, while some poor performances have raised the spectre of damaging his reputation amongst Tottenham supporters.
The 31-year-old made 23 appearances for the club last season but none after mid-April, the 1-0 away defeat to Queens Park Rangers looking like being King’s final Tottenham game. If King’s career is at a close he will end it having made 323 appearances for the club, winning the League Cup in 2008 as well as 21 England caps.
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