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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has been issued an amusing come-and-get-me plea by former Spurs defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto. The former Cameroon ace, who has not played football since 2017, has joked that he will return to the North Londoners for only £1,000 per week. 

Assou-Ekotto played 205 times for Spurs between 2006 and 2013, when he was sold to Queens Park Rangers in a £9m transfer.  

The now 37-year-old would welcome a return nearly a decade after departing.  

Spurs are well stocked at left-back, with Sergio Reguilon impressing since his transfer from Real Madrid 18 months ago.  

Ben Davies and Ryan Sessegnon can also play in the position.

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But Assou-Ekotto has backed himself to play for Antonio Conte’s side. 

He quipped in an interview with The Athletic: “You know Daniel (Levy)? If it’s OK for me to come back, I will come back. I don’t ask for a lot of money. £1,000 a week is OK.”  

Assou-Ekotto, who went on to play Saint-Etienne and Metz after his spell with QPR, caused controversy during his playing career for infamously revealing that football was not his ‘passion’.  

The France-born star was interpreted as saying he only played the sport for money. 

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But Assou-Ekotto feels he was slightly misunderstood.  

“All people, everyone, when they go to a job, it’s for the money. So I don’t understand why, when I said I play for the money, people were shocked. Oh, he’s a mercenary,” he continues to The Athletic.  

“Every player is like that. It’s a good, good job and I don’t say that I hate football but it’s not my passion.”

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