Steven Caulker signs new Tottenham Hotspur deal
Tottenham defender Steven Caulker has signed a new four-year contract with the club.
The 20-year-old, who came through the Spurs academy and signed his first professional deal in 2008, spent last season on loan at Swansea.
The centre-back has made just one appearance for Tottenham, in a Carling Cup defeat by Arsenal in 2010.
He is a regular in the England Under-21 side and will represent Great Britain at this summer's London Olympics.
- Tottenham (2009-present): 1 appearance
- Yeovil (loan 2009-10): 46 appearances
- Bristol City (loan 2010-11): 30 appearances, 2 goals
- Swansea (loan 2011-12): 26 appearances
Caulker recovered from a knee injury - which he suffered during a loan spell at Bristol City during the 2010-11 season - to impress during his time in Wales last season.
Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins had hoped to negotiate a second loan deal for the defender for this season, but his plans were scuppered when Spurs boss Harry Redknapp was sacked and replaced by Andre Villas-Boas.
The chairman of the north London club, Daniel Levy, hinted earlier this week that Villas-Boas was keen to lower the average age of his squad and would look to bring more youngsters into the senior set-up from the youth ranks.
Caulker recently spoke of his pride at being named in Stuart Pearce's Team GB squad for the Olympics.
"When I was told I was in the initial squad of 35 I just hoped I would get the call," Caulker told Tottenham's website. "The call came and now it's a case of getting ready for the Olympics.
"I'm delighted to be part of it and the fact it's here in Britain means it will be a huge event and something I'll no doubt look back on for many, many years."