Long live the King: Tottenham keen for defender Ledley to sign new deal

27 March 2009 03:38
New deal: King

Tottenham defender Ledley King is set to be handed a new deal at White Hart Lane, despite a chronic knee condition.

Chairman Daniel Levy is keen to extend King's current £55,000-a-week contract, which expires next May.

The severity of King's injuries - which began in 2006 - mean King is unable to train with his Spurs team-mates.

Yet the 28-year-old continues to defy the odds, with his impressive club form seeing King called up by Fabio Capello into the England squad to face Slovakia and Ukraine.

He pulled out of international duty on Tuesday, yet the Spurs hierarchy are keen to retain the defender in north London, providing he can prove his fitness.

His chances of landing an improved contract after 10-years a asprofessional at White Hart Lane look good after Redknapp admitted thisweek he wants him to stay longer.

He said: 'Ledley is a class defender. I want Ledley to play for manyyears yet, to sign a new contract at Tottenham. I hope to get anotherfour or five years out of him.'

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Source: Daily_Mail