By Dominic Toner
Tottenham fans are adamant that their former defender Ledley King was a better player than Chelsea icon John Terry.
The Blues announced on Monday that 36-year-old Terry will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season and he plans to carry on playing football elsewhere.
The centre-back has made 713 appearances during his time at Stamford Bridge and could win his fifth Premier League title during his final season.
Meanwhile, Spurs have also had some great defenders during their history and fan favourite King is regarded as one of the best.
The centre-back announced his retirement in 2012 after 305 appearances for the club, with his infamous knee injury plaguing his career.
Spurs fans responded to the news that Terry will be leaving London rivals at the end of the season by claiming that King was a better defender during his playing career.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Blueman (@yas_balotelli45) April 17, 2017
Rio was better, ledley king was a better defender too. If only he had two working knees he'd be talked about as England's best CB.
— Matt Field (@Fieldy_21) April 18, 2017
— Josh Fitter (@JoshFitter95) April 17, 2017
If Ledley King had knees made of bone as oppose to glass this wouldn't even be a question
— The Millssiah (@ComradeMillsy) April 18, 2017
Ledley King >>> John Terry
— Glen Chaytor (@Glen172) April 17, 2017
But he never played with @LedleyKing
— Mattyboy (@plumbski) April 17, 2017
Not a patch on @LedleyKing
— James king #COYS (@jamesjahillking) April 17, 2017
King is still remembered fondly at White Hart Lane and regarded as one of their best ever defenders.
Many fans feel that he would have been an England regular if he had no injury problems, but still hold him in higher regard than Terry.
King’s top moment came in the 2007-08 season when he captained Spurs to the League Cup final after beating Chelsea.
Terry has a huge honours to his name after winning the likes of the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup during his time in the FA Cup.
The Blues fans will strongly disagree with Spurs’ claims about King and will point to Terry’s success in an argument.
In other Tottenham news, Jamie Carragher has delivered his verdict on the club’s title hopes.