Forget Luka Modric and his yearning to force through a transfer to to the sunnier climates of Spain. Forget Andre Villas-Boas’ White Hart Lane revolution. Forget all the gossip, conjecture and idle tittle-tattle that comes with the summer transfer window. Without beating about the bush there is only one topic open for discussion this week. The announcement that Ledley King had finally succumbed to the debilitating knee condition that plagued him for a majority of his time at the club and left him unable to properly train in the week before game. We’ve all seen some wonderful defenders grace us with the talents during the Premier League era and King rightly deserves a place among those elite names. In no uncertain terms the 31-year-old was the whole package when it comes to centre backs whilst his leadership and calmness under pressure was sorely missed when injury forced him to the sidelines. It’s unlikely Spurs will produce another player as talented and humble as King and it’s sincerely tragic that the curtain has been brought down on his career in his prime.
This week on FFC is Steven Caulker the man to replace King at Spurs and could AVB be about to pull off a major transfer coup with the signing of Hulk?
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“It has been well documented how he has battled against injury over the years and it is testament to the character of the man how he managed to sustain such high standards of performance on the pitch, while providing such fine leadership.
“It is in an ambassadorial capacity that Ledley will continue, playing a crucial role in supporting the club’s work in the community and the ongoing regeneration of the Tottenham area, while also being a hugely positive role model for our younger players.” Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy hails Ledley King following his retirement.