Tottenham have secured William Gallas' services for the long term after he signed a two-year contract extension. The former Arsenal defender was only expected to be a short-term fix for Harry Redknapp's side following his surprise capture last summer. However, he has proved a quality acquisition for the White Hart Lane outfit and he has played a pivotal role in Spurs' excellent campaign.
Such has been his impact that Tottenham have now tied down the 33-year-old stopper to a two-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2013. "The club is delighted to announce that William Gallas has signed a two-year contract extension which runs until 2013," read a statement on the club's official website.
"The experienced France defender has impressed at the heart of our defence since joining the club in the summer following the expiration of his contract at Arsenal at the end of the 2009/10 campaign. A two-time Premier League title winner with Chelsea, William has made 28 appearances in our colours to date as well as captaining the side on occasions in both the Premier League and Champions League this season."