WTTGT Writer: James Jay Waller
Very few players have attempted it, and even fewer have gone on to succeed in it. But, when it comes to making the risk-ridden move from the lilywhite side of North London to the red, there is one player for who I would have given anything: Ledley King.
Despite his well documented longstanding knee problems, Ledley King is a player who continues to be regarded as one of the League’s most resilient defenders when on the pitch, and many a Tottenham fan will ponder as to just what might have become of Ledley had his career been injury-free.
Strong, commanding and assuring are but three words to describe the 30-year-old who has earned himself over 20 England caps over the years. Even Thierry Henry himself lauded King as the only defender who was able to get the better of him without making fouls, and being able to get the ball of him without even noticing.
Whilst the signing of Sol Campbell from Tottenham back in 2001 was rather ironically the birth of Ledley’s career, I would have taken great pleasure in seeing Ledley make the move across North London too.
Being able to play just the one game a week without even training is, though, some medical feat but on the pitch King plays he as if he has never been away and would undoubtedly be an asset to any team.
I don’t think anyone could question his commitment and desire for the game and that is truly a refreshing thing in modern football. So for me, I would have loved to have seen him in the red and white of the Arsenal.
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