Cameroon and Ex-Tottenham Hotspur left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto has, at last, rubbish Harry Redknapp’s claim that he wants to be a porn star.
The 33-year-old is a free agent in the wake of being released toward the finish of the season by French club Metz, and Redknapp – now Birmingham City manager showed up on a Spurs podcast in which he made a joke that has now been wholeheartedly believed.
When asked about signing the Cameroonian star ( Assou-Ekotto )to St Andrew’s – a left-back that played under him amid his time as Spurs manager – the Birmingham manager answered by saying Assou-Ekotto wanted a profession in Pornography.
“The only trouble is that he’s admitted he wants to be a porn star. Maybe I can get another year out of him before he decides to do that. What a good player,” Redknapp continued. “He could well end up in the Birmingham colours next year, Benoit.
“What a good player. He could well end up in the Birmingham colours next year, Benoit.”
Reacting to the comment by his former boss, the Metz full-back in an interview with France Football finally addressed the rumours which of course, were baseless.
However, the former QPR player said it was ‘only a joke’ yet concedes he has since been reached by porn stars via social media who wants him to attempt his hand working in adult film-making.
“The craziest thing is that it’s been a fortnight, and it’s only coming out now. A lady in England alerted me on Twitter at the time, it rather surprised me.
“From what I understood, it was in a show, (Harry) Redknapp was asked about the players he would like to recruit. He talked about me, joked, and then he moved on. And I (had moved on) until it comes out in France, this weekend.
“It made me laugh. But my mother discovered it this morning, Mother’s Day. She told me she would have preferred another gift. It was just a joke, it’s not bad. What’s absurd is that we can take it seriously. As if I wanted to become a porn actor! It’s far too taboo.”
Birmingham retained their Championship status by the skin of their teeth, but now Redknapp has the summer to rebuild his side and his stint with Portsmouth years ago proved he knows how to get out of the second-tier.