Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has told skipper Ledley King that he has a contract for life.
King's deal runs out in 18 months and there are fears over his long-term future as he is only able to play a limited number of games due to his on-going knee problem.
The England defender struggles to train in the build-up to games and cannot play two matches inside the space of a few days.
But Redknapp is adamant that King is still one of the best defenders in the country and is determined to keep him at White Hart Lane.
He said: 'If you get 20 games out of Ledley a season he is worth a fortune. He is that good.
'As far as I'm concerned, as long as he is capable of playing football and getting games out of him, I would want him here as long as I'm here.
'I think he deserves that. He has given so much to this football club.
'He came here as a schoolboy and is part of this club.
'You like to think he will be part of this club for many years to come as a player and then who knows from there.
'I haven't spoken to the chairman about it and we have to take it as itcomes.
'One thing is for sure, he deserves to be looked after and I'm sure the chairman will look after him very well.
'We will make sure that we keep him here and he is part of everything we do.'