Harry Redknapp's Attempt to Sign Benoit Assou-Ekotto Fails for Unusual Porn-Related Reason

Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp has admitted that he wants to sign Benoit Assou-Ekotto, but claimed that the player is more interested in pursuing a career in pornography.

The pair worked together during their time at Tottenham and Queens Park Rangers, and Assou-Ekotto is set to leave French club Metz this summer at the conclusion of his one-year contract. 

Redknapp has a penchant for signing players he has previously worked with but a reunion with Assou-Ekotto seems unlikely, with the former Cameroon international set to take his career in a totally different direction.

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“The only trouble is that he’s admitted he wants to be a pornstar,” Redknapp told the Spurs Show podcast, as quoted by ?the Independent.

“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.”


Assou-Ekotto is known to be a controversial entity in the football world, having previously admitted that he only plays football for the money and that he feels no passion for the game, adding it is “just a job”.

The 33-year-old made 200 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham, scoring four goals but falling out of favour after Redknapp left the club. He subsequently joined QPR on loan and then had spells at Saint-Etienne and Metz.

He made 18 Ligue 1 appearances for Metz this season, contributing an assist as the club finished 14th.

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