Assou-Ekotto: Spurs need to keep best players in January

Spurs left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto has called for chairman Daniel Levy to make sure Spurs keep all of their best players when the January transfer window opens, The Sun reports.

Assou-Ekotto is hoping Levy will reward the key performers of the Spurs side, such as Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Rafael van der Vaart, with improved contracts to ward off the interest from Europe’s biggest sides.

Modric’s current deal runs out in 2016, but if Chelsea come back in for the Croatian and offer an advance on his £50,000 wages, Modric could be in blue come January. Assou-Ekotto wants the key players to get more money at White Hart Lane and believes that if they retain their top stars, they could be a force in the Premier League.

The Cameroonian said: ‘If we want to become great, the club have to do certain things differently so as to match what the top teams do in a financial sense. We need to keep the same team for the next couple of years and make everyone happy to stay, rather than being in the situation we were with Luka Modric during the summer.’

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