Deal delights Defoe
Jermain Defoe revealed he was delighted to sign his new contract at Spurs after worrying over his future for the past two years.
Defoe has made no secret of frustration at his lack of regular first-team opportunities at White Hart Lane in recent seasons, and even those he was still under contract to the club, he has still been linked with moves to a host of Premier League sides.
All that uncertainty though was put to bed last week when he signed a new long term deal at the club and he is now fully focused on achieving success for the team under Andre Villas-Boas' leadership.
He said: "Obviously the chairman [Daniel Levy] made it clear he wanted me to stay as the manager likes me.
"He [Villas-Boas] said I'd looked bright in training, had a good pre-season and he wanted me to stay.
"I love the club and the fans have been fantastic from day one. My family are in London and I love the boys at the club so I've signed a new contract and I'm settled now."