Ben Davies extends Tottenham Hotspur contract to 2025
Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies has extended his contract with the London club for another three seasons, with Spurs announcing Monday that he is now on the books until 2025.
Davies is a veteran defender and has played for Tottenham since 2014, having joined the club from Swansea City. He is particularly close to Korean midfielder Son Heung-min, who joined the club a year after him, and is a fan favorite in Korea.
Davies' relationship with Korean fans predates his time at Tottenham, having also played alongside defender Ki Sung-yueng for two years at Swansea.
Davies had a particularly strong campaign in the 2021-22 season, appearing in 43 games across all competitions including the last 27 games of the season as Spurs pushed up to fourth place in the Premier League standing to return to the Champions League.
He picked up one goal and one assist last season. The assist came on Dec. 5 as Tottenham took on Norwich, when Davies played a one-two with Harry Kane to get in position on the edge of the box, feeding the ball to Son for the goal and allowing himself to claim a slice of credit in Son's Golden Boot win.
Davies also picked up one goal of his own against Newcastle on April 3 this year, opening the scoring for Tottenham in what would go on to be a 5-1 rout.
Davies was part of the Tottenham squad that visited Korea earlier this month, appearing as a substitute in a game against Sevilla at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, Gyeonggi on July 16.
"I've had some really enjoyable times here," Davies said in a video posted on the Tottenham website. "It really feels like home now, and the story continues."
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