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David James signs new contract at Portsmouth

Portsmouth have ended all speculation on their custodian David James’ future by handing him a new two-and-a-half contract. His contract was due to expire in 2009.

This ends all speculation on the player’s furture. It was widely quoted in the British press that Tottenham Hotspur were set to launch a bid for the 37-year old goalkeeper in the summer. James himself is glad that he will continue his playing career with Pompey and says:

I’m delighted to get the opportunity to sign a new contract. I’m enjoying being at Pompey – it is a fantastic enviroment.

David James has been in excellent form since joining Portsmouth and was even recalled to the England national team last month when Fabio Capello picked him for the friendly international with Switzerland. Seems like James is set to be in the limelight for a few more years at least.

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