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Ledley's 'special' - Harry

Posted on 18 May 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp described Ledley King as ‘a massive part of this club' after the skipper signed a new contract to stay at Spurs until 2012.

Harry Redknapp described Ledley King as ‘a massive part of this club' after the skipper signed a new contract to stay at Spurs until 2012.

Our longest-serving player, Ledley signed professional terms in July, 1998 after graduating through our Academy.

He's clocked up 290 appearances since making his debut in May, 1999, lifted the Carling Cup in 2008 and led the team to fourth place in the Premier League and Champions League qualification for the first time last season.

His performances have been recognised with a place alongside five of his Spurs team-mates in England's provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup.

"I'm delighted with the news and he deserves it," said Harry. "Ledley's a great player, a great lad and a massive part of this club. I couldn't be more pleased for him.

"He's as good as anyone, he really is. He came back in for the big games at the end of the season and he was outstanding.

"How he can not train regularly and then play like he did against Tevez and Adebayor in the win at City defied logic. It was amazing.

"Ledley is right up there with the very best players in the country. He's a special player for us."