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

27 March 2009 03:38
New deal: King[LNB]Tottenham defender Ledley King is set to be handed a new deal at White Hart Lane, despite a chronic knee condition.[LNB]Chairman Daniel Levy is keen to extend King's current £55,000-a-week contract, which expires next May.[LNB]The severity of King's injuries - which began in 2006 - mean King is unable to train with his Spurs team-mates.[LNB]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.[LNB]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. [LNB]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.[LNB]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.'[LNB] Carry on wheeler-dealing: Redknapp promises new arrivals at Spurs Lennon set to mark new lease of life on return from international wildernessFrom Gazza to the Guvnor: How Euro 96 stars flopped as bossesTOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FC

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