Tottenham news

Woodgate to get new deal

February 21, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has revealed that he is ready to offer injury-prone defender Jonathan Woodgate a new contract in the summer.

Jonathan Woodgate: Sidelined for over a year
GettyImagesJonathan Woodgate: Sidelined for over a year

Woodgate, 31, has been out for 15 months with a groin strain and has struggled to string together a season without injury since he first burst onto the scene with Leeds United. However, Redknapp says he has faith in the former England star, despite his latest adductor injury coming in his first game back for the club, against AC Milan.

"Hopefully he will (get a deal)," Redknapp told the Daily Mirror. "I want him to come back fit. He's a great player.

"I would love to see him get his career back on track because when I came here two years ago he was one of the first names on the sheet, a different class. He is one of the best centre-backs around."