Assou-Ekotto insists he wants to stay at Tottenham

Benoit Assou-Ekotto has insisted that he wants to remain a Tottenham Hotspur player despite having previously spoken of an agreement with chairman Daniel Levy that would allow the full-back to leave the club if a top European side showed an interest in signing him, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Speaking to France Football magazine Assou-Ekotto revealed the existence of what he described as a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with Levy struck last January. But after the comments raised concerns amongst the Spurs support over the left-back’s commitment to the club, Assou-Ekotto has moved to confirm his happiness with life at White Hart Lane.

Assou-Ekotto said: “I am fully committed to Tottenham Hotspur and proud to represent the club in any match, whatever the competition. I am very much enjoying my time here. It is a wonderful club with great support and I am looking forward to recovering from my injury in time for next season.” Assou-Ekotto had previously played in every league game of the season before suffering a dislocated shoulder against Queens Park Rangers that ended his season early.

The 28-year-old moved to Spurs in 2006, signed from Lens having graduated from the club’s youth academy. Born in France and a Cameroon international, Assou-Ekotto has played more than 150 times for Tottenham.

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