Ledley King should be able to prove himself that he is worthy of a new contract according to Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp. The 31-year-old is out of contract at the end of this season and there has been a lot of speculation that it could be his final year at Tottenham.
Ledley King has been at Tottenham since his youth days and has progressed through the youth academy. However, he has been beset by a number of injury problems over the last few years, which has restricted him to just a few number of training sessions. In fact, Ledley King is probably one of the few players who is able to play a match during the weekends without actually training much with the first team.
This season, however, there has been a lot of changes in the Tottenham squad and Ledley King has found himself in the fringes of the first team. So far, he has made just nine first-team appearances, which has led to speculation that Tottenham will not be interested in renewing his contract. Even though Ledley King has had a number of injury problems in the past, he is believed to be one of the top earners at the club. Harry Redknapp could be looking elsewhere if he wants to spend such a huge amount of the wage bill on a centre back who is often injured.
“He is going well but it depends how his knee goes between now and the end of the season. When he is fit he is as good as anyone in the country but he needs to be playing 20 games a year otherwise its difficult (to give him a new contract),” Redknapp said when asked about the possibility of Tottenham renewing Ledley King’s contract.