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EXCLUSIVE: King suggests Bale and Modric era now behind Tottenham

Ledley King is of the belief that Tottenham Hotspur have safely put their selling days behind them.

In recent times, the North Londoners have been forced to offload such big names as Gareth Bale and Luka Modric to Real Madrid while the club has also cashed in on the likes of Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov who were both sold to Manchester United.

Under Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs have assembled a quality side that is challenging for this season's Premier League title and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future if they are able to hold onto their key players, which former captain King believes is a certainty.

“That has been the difficulty in the past, keeping hold of players," he told Tribalfootball.com.

“We've always had some of our top players leave at crucial times and then we try to rebuild again but at the moment, I feel that this team being at a similar age and playing in their prime together (is only good).

“When I look around the league, Tottenham is the place with the best infrastructure in place at the moment.

“There's a new stadium on the way, a young manager, young talented group of players and I just feel that looking forward to the next few years, Tottenham is a team on the up and a team that can hopefully challenge for titles in years to come."

King was speaking as Tottenham's ambassador at the Melbourne launch of the 2016 International Champions Cup Australia, presented by Audi at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Spurs will compete in the Australian leg of the worldwide tournament against Italian giants Juventus, Spanish powerhouse Atletico Madrid and current A-League champions Melbourne Victory in late July.

Tickets for the 2016 International Champions Cup Australia, presented by Audi are available to purchase fromticketek.com.au.

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