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Tottenham Hotspur Willing To Let Experienced Defender Leave On Free Transfer

Benoit Assou-Ekotto to leave White Hart Lane.

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Tottenham Hotspur are willing to allow experienced left back Benoit Assou-Ekotto to leave White Hart Lane on a free transfer, report the Mail, with Spurs keen to get a player who is way down the pecking order off the club’s wage bill.

Assou-Ekotto spent last season on loan with Queens Park Rangers in the Championship, after being ostracised by former manager Andre Villas-Boas, whilst the £10m signing of Ben Davies from Swansea City, coupled with the five-year contract handed to Danny Rose, mean that the Cameroon international is extremely unlikely to make it back to the first team under Mauricio Pochettino.

The former Lens player, who has now spent eight seasons on the books at White Hart Lane, has twelve months remaining on his contract – but Spurs would be willing to allow him to leave without a fee if any interested parties come forward for the player.

QPR look unlikely to make a move to bring him in on a permanent deal, however, despite Assou-Ekotto having been a regular start under Harry Redknapp last season, whilst clubs back in Ligue 1 may baulk at the wages required to sign the 30 year-old.

Assou-Ekotto also played at the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Cameroon, where he hit the headlines for all of the wrong reasons after appearing to headbutt one of his own teammates as they were thrashed by Croatia.

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