Tottenham defender Danny Rose has revealed he would love to finish his career with the club and emulate legend Ledley King.
The 26-year-old defender is already the longest serving player at White Hart Lane and has made 126 appearances since joining as a teenager from Leeds United.
Rose, who is into his 10th season, says he wants to emulate King, who retired after 323 appearances for Spurs due to chronic knee problems.
“I’m 26 now and starting to think about if I want to finish my career here and I’d love to do that,” Rose told the club’s official website. “There won’t be many players able to say that they’ve been at a club for X amount of years.
“I’d love to be able to look back at the end of my career and think I’d been at a club for the whole of my career. That’s the plan.
“You don’t know what will happen in football but that’s the plan, I want to be here for a long, long time and I hope while I’m here I get to win trophies as well.
“Ledley is a legend, I saw the pain he had to go through to be out there on a Saturday. You wouldn’t believe he’d missed most of the training sessions throughout the week and yet he’d be the best player on the pitch.”