From the days of languishing mid-table, to now regularly finishing in the top four, it’s fair to say that there have been significant changes at Tottenham Hotspur.
Many players have departed the club and many more have joined. Several new arrivals didn’t stick around for long. However, several players remain in north London to this day.
Whilst there are many new faces at the club, there are a few that have dedicated the majority of their professional career to Spurs.
We look at the longest-serving Spurs players who are currently still at the club.
Whilst Christian Eriksen’s future at Spurs remains in limbo, his tenure at the club to this point will cement him as one of the club’s long-serving greats.
Eriksen joined Spurs from Ajax on the 30th August 2013 for a transfer fee of roughly £12.5m
Since then, Eriksen has made 278 appearances for the club, scoring 66 goals and providing 86 assists.
Arguably Eriksen has been one of Spurs greatest assist providers in the Premier League and will be missed if he does depart the club soon.
The 2019/20 season will mark the Dane’s seventh season in north London following a four-season stint at Ajax in Amsterdam.
The now 32-year-old goalkeeper and club captain Hugo Lloris is entering his eighth season at Tottenham Hotspur.
Lloris joined the club from Lyon on deadline day in August 2012. He made 27 Premier League appearances in the 2012/13 season.
The French World Cup winner has made 299 appearances for Spurs and will enter the 300 club this season.
Jan Vertonghen is certainly a fan favourite to many. On many occasions, Vertonghen has given Spurs a ‘get out of jail free’ card to prevent goals being conceded.
The Belgium international joined Spurs from Ajax in July 2012. Since his arrival, he has made 285 appearances for the club, scoring 12 goals.
Vertonghen was included in the PFA Team of the Year in the 2012/13 and 2017/18 seasons.
He was named as Tottenham’s Player of the Year for the 2017/18 campaign.
The now 32-year-old Belgian is entering the twilight of his career with his contract at Spurs expiring at the end of the current campaign.
At the age of just 26, it would be understandable for most to disregard Kane as one of the Club’s longest-serving players.
But the reality is that Kane has had a professional contract at Spurs since 2010.
In July 2010, Kane signed his first professional deal with the club after spending six years in the club’s youth academy.
It took just over a year for Kane to make his first-ever Spurs debut. In August 2011, Kane started for Spurs in a Europa League qualifying match against hearts, in which they won the two-legged tie 5-0 on aggregate.
Almost exactly one year later, the Englishman made his first Premier League appearance in a match against Newcastle United.
Kane, once regarded as a ‘one-season wonder’, is now a two-time Premier League Golden Boot winner and considered one of the best strikers in football.
The England international was named as the PFA Young Player of the Year in the 2014/15 campaign and has qualified for the PFA Team of the Year on four occasions.
Danny Rose is the longest-serving current Spurs player. Rose was purchased from Leeds for roughly 1m pounds in 2007. Leeds had been dealing with financial difficulties and were forced to sell many players, including Danny Rose.
From 2009 to 2013, Rose was sent out on loan four times. He spent time at Watford, Peterborough, Bristol City, and Sunderland.
Rose has made 199 appearances for Spurs in all competitions since his arrival in 2007.
His future has been at the hands of uncertainty in years gone by. Most recently, Rose was spotted at Watford’s training facility ahead of a potential move, which eventually fell through.
Rose was listed in the PFA Team of the Year twice – 2015/16 and 2016/17.
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