Harry Redknapp Wants To Sign Benoit Assou-Ekotto But The Player Wishes To Become Pornstar
It was a fairly quiet Friday afternoon until about ten minutes ago. Harry Redknapp, the king of shit transfers, came out of nowhere to announce the most Harry Redknapp piece of news ever.
The 70-year-old spoke to the Spurs Show podcast this afternoon and revealed that he wanted to sign former Tottenham defender Benoit-Assou Ekotto for current side Birmingham.
It sounds pretty normal so far, right?
Well, Redknapp went onto claim that Ekotto wants to become a pornstar, which may in turn scupper the deal.
Ekotto is currently a free agent after Ligue 1 side Metz decided not to offer him a deal, and Redknapp is very keen to bring the defender on board.
Here's what he told Spurs Show podcast earlier:
"The only trouble is that he's admitted he wants to be a pornstar. 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."
Redknapp: "The only trouble is that he has admitted he wants to be a pornstar." #THFC
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Ekotto spent the final year of his Spurs contract on loan with Redknapp's QPR in the Championship.
He made a total of 202 appearances for Spurs during a nine year spell at White Hart Lane, but his time the club ended on bad terms.
The club eventually cancelled the contract of the Cameroon left-back in 2015 after being overlooked by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Ekotto has previously admitted that he played football for the money, and wasn't passionate about the sport.
In an interview with the Guardian in 2010, Benoit said the following about his career:
"If I come to England, where I knew nobody and I didn't speak English ... why did I come here? For a job. A career is only 10, 15 years. It's only a job. Yes, it's a good, good job and I don't say that I hate football but it's not my passion.
"I arrive in the morning at the training ground at 10.30 and I start to be professional. I finish at one o'clock and I don't play football afterwards. When I am at work, I do my job 100%. But after, I am like a tourist in London. I have my Oyster card and I take the tube. I eat."
Well my Friday afternoon just got interesting. We can always count on Harry for a great story.
(H/T: Spurs Show podcast)