Ben Davies says it is an exciting time to be a Tottenham Hotspur player after agreeing a contract extension that will see him remain at the club until the summer of 2025.
The Wales international originally joined Spurs from Swansea in 2014 and has gone on to make 271 appearances for the club across all competitions, including 43 last season, the most he has ever made for the club in a single campaign.
Davies, who will turn 30 before the end of the 2022-23 season, is certainly a player that boss Antonio Conte rates highly and the versatile defender says he had no doubts about extending his contract by a further 12 months.
“I was enjoying my football and when the opportunity came to extend my contract I was more than happy to do so,” Davies told SpursPlay.
“This is a significant amount of time in football, especially when a career is quite short and in football people move around a lot, so it is an honour to still be here and keep it going.”
Spurs (14/1 Premier League Outright) have not won a major trophy during Davies’ time at the club, with their last piece of silverware coming in 2008 when they lifted the League Cup.
However, Davies is confident success is just around the corner for the north Londoners, especially following a productive summer in the transfer market that has already seen the likes of Ivan Perisic, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison and Djed Spence move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
“After last season and the summer this club has had there is no more exciting time than right now to be at this club,” Davies, who also has this year’s World Cup with Wales to look forward to, added.
“We’ve brought players in we hope will improve us as a squad and make us more competitive throughout the season.
“It will be a pretty jam-packed schedule around the World Cup so we need everyone to play their part.
“It’s a very exciting time and a season we are all looking forward to.”
Davies is not the only Spurs player to have signed a new contract, as young forward Troy Parrott has also committed his future to the club until 2025. The Republic of Ireland international will now spend the season on loan at Championship outfit Preston North End.
Spurs finished fourth in the Premier League last season and they will open their top-flight campaign this term with a home clash against Southampton on August 6 (Tottenham 4/11, Draw 19/5, Southampton 13/2 – Match Betting).