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Tottenham defender King: Kaboul can be best in Premiership

In Younes Kaboul, Ledley King reckons Tottenham have signed potentially the best defender in the Premiership.

The 24-year-old's improvement at Portsmouth saw him earn a move back to White Hart Lane last week, when Harry Redknapp brought him back to Tottenham.

King said: "He's very good, a good lad and a great athlete. He's young and, as young players do, they make mistakes, especially in defence.

"It's down to us as a team to nurture his talent because he's a fantastic talent.

"We've got to give him confidence because he can be one of the great defenders around if he works hard and improves. It's down to us to get that out of him.

"I've spent time with him before and we spoke about him becoming a better player and concentrating.

"If he can put everything together and work hard then there's no doubt he's going to be another great player.

"I'm sure that's going to happen because defenders don't reach their peak until they're a little bit older."

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