Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Drifter, May 8, 2012.

  1. May 8, 2012

    Drifter American

    Jan 27, 2004
    Benoit Assou-Ekotto has stunned Tottenham by admitting he could leave White Hart Lane this summer as part of a gentleman's agreement with chairman Daniel Levy.

    Assou-Ekotto has been one of Spurs' most consistent performers this season, helping the Londoners climb to fourth in the Barclays Premier League table with one match of the season remaining.

    "Everything is possible," Assou-Ekotto told France Football. "When I met my chairman last January, he told me that if a club bigger than Tottenham came for me, it (the club) would not necessarily be against a departure. With my chairman, there was a gentleman's agreement. As he is a man of his word, I hope it will make things easier if a great club comes in."

    He added: "If there is a change at Tottenham - some more money is made available maybe - I wouldn't be against the idea of staying, but otherwise I'll try to move forward, as I did when I left Lens."

    In ordinary circumstances, Tottenham would be guaranteed a place in the Champions League if they ended the season in the fourth position they currently occupy.

    But Chelsea's passage through to the Champions League final means Redknapp's team will only qualify for the Europa League if the Blues beat Bayern Munich on May 19 and Spurs fail to move ahead of Arsenal into third this weekend.

    Assou-Ekotto, it appears, would not be content at a club who are not playing in Europe's premier competition next term.

    "All players want to play this competition," he said. "A few months ago, I said I never wanted to participate in the Europa League, because this competition is useless.

    "If I have to leave Tottenham, it will be to join a club that makes the Champions League.

    "Spain, Italy, Germany, wherever. The grass is green everywhere!"

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  2. May 8, 2012

    IBleedRed likes to use pantyhose

    Jan 23, 2008
    The Colonies
    Sounds loyal
    Sign him up!
  3. May 8, 2012

    Cutch Shit stirrer (Literally)

    Nov 13, 2008
    Northern Ireland. Stretty W3102, Row 2, Seat 129
    I think he's a cracking wee player, and i wouldn't be against us signing another left back.
  4. May 8, 2012

    Ralaks Full Member

    May 18, 2009
    I heard that i gonna leave the Spurs? LOL COYS

    Earlier on twitter. Louis Saha is following him so I assume it's a legit account
  5. May 8, 2012

    Amir Full Member

    Aug 6, 2000
    Rehovot, Israel
    Didn't Modric think he had a gentleman's agreement with Levy? :)