Tottenham Hotspur centre-half Ledley King has won high praise from boss Harry Redknapp for his continuing influence on the White Hart Lane club.
The 28-year-old England international is constantly hampered by a chronic knee problem, but Redknapp insists that King's influence is massive whenever he is able to take to the field.
He said: "If you get 20 games out of Ledley he's worth a fortune, he's that good.
"As far as I'm concerned, as long as he's capable of playing games and as long as I'm here, I want Ledley King here for sure.
"He deserves that, he means so much to the club. He came here as a schoolboy and is part of this club.
"You'd like to think he'll be part of this club for many years to come, as a player and then who knows from there.
"He deserves to be looked after and I'm sure the chairman will look after him as he is part of everything we do."
King made his Spurs bow in May 1999 against Liverpool and has gone on to make more than 250 appearances in all competitions despite his injury problems.