I'd sign Assou-Ekotto but he wants to be a porn star, says Redknapp

Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp has admitted he is considering signing Benoit Assou-Ekotto — but claimed the left-back wants to become a porn star.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto

Cameroon's Benoit Assou-Ekotto during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group A match against Mexico Source: Getty Images

Redknapp says he has been offered the chance to bring the Cameroon defender, who he worked with at Tottenham and QPR, to St Andrew’s.

Assou-Ekotto is out of contract with Ligue 1 side Metz and Redknapp has already been offered the 33-year-old ahead of next season’s English Championship campaign.

A jovial Redknapp told the Spurs Show podcast: “I got a phone call, ‘Mr Redknapp I have a fantastic player for you, one of your old players, Benoit’.

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“I’m thinking, ‘yeah’, somewhere inside you think ‘I can get him going again’. The only trouble is that he’s admitted he wants to be a porn star.

“Maybe I can get another year out of him before he decides to do that. What a good player. He could well end up in the Birmingham colours next year, Benoit," the 70-year-old added.

Assou-Ekotto made 205 appearances for Spurs, leaving to join St Etienne in 2015, and also played for Redknapp at QPR during the 2013/14 season.

He made 19 appearances as Metz finished 14th in Ligue 1 this season.

Assou-Ekotto, who has previously said he plays football for the money and described it as “only a job”, has been contacted for comment by Press Association Sport.


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Published 27 May 2017 at 1:11pm
Source: Press Association