Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that the club are set to offer defender Ledley King a new contract, The
King’s current deal expires in the summer and many feared he would not sign a new deal, due to his constant injury problems. Redknapp himself hinted that the club captain would have to play 20 games this season to extend his stay. The former England international has been blighted with long spells out of action due to chronic knee problems.
However, the Spurs captain has made 11 appearances for the club this season and has yet to be on the losing side when he has played. King’s performances have benefited to Spurs’ third placed position in the league and Redknapp wants the defender to stay at the club forever.
Redknapp said: ‘I’d always give him a contract – it wouldn’t be a question. If it’s me, it’s not a problem, he’d be here forever – he’s part of the furniture, he’s a big part of this club and I’m sure the chairman as well will make sure he looks after him. I don’t see Ledley leaving here, he hasn’t got to play 20 games. I felt that if he’s not going to play that amount of games, from a playing point of view, it becomes difficult’.
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