Caulker commits to Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur defender Steven Caulker has signed a new contract that ties him to the club until 2016.


Caulker, 20, impressed on loan at Swansea City last season and Spurs have signalled their optimism over his future by rewarding him with a new deal.

The centre-back emerged from the Tottenham academy and has spent successive loan spells at Yeovil, Bristol City and Swansea over the past three seasons.

Swansea hoped to re-sign him for the 2012-13 Premier League season but chairman Huw Jenkins said earlier on Thursday that was unlikely.

Caulker is a regular for England at Under-21 level and was this week named in the Great Britain squad for the London 2012 Games.

News of his contract comes in a week when Spurs have appointed Andre Villas-Boas as their new manager and signed midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, who last season played alongside Caulker at Swansea.

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