Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp has played down chances of signing Benoit Assou-Ekotto because “he wants to be a pornstar”.
Redknapp has been linked with several of his former players since agreeing to stay on at St Andrew’s last Friday.
He even had a call from an agent offering him Assou-Ekotto, who played under him when the pair were at Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers.
Redknapp quipped that he would be open to the idea of signing the 33-year-old Cameroon left back if it wasn’t for his desire for a career change.
The Blues boss speaking to the Spurs Show podcast said “He was mad, Benoit, but do you know what? I think I’m mad as well,” Redknapp joked on theSpurs Show Podcast.
“‘Oh Mr Redknapp, I’ve got a fantastic player for you’. Oh yes? ‘One of your old players’. Yes? ‘Benoit’. No! But seriously you know what? I’m thinking: ‘Yeah!’ Somewhere inside I’m thinking I can get him going again.
“The only trouble is that he’s admitted he wants to be a pornstar. Maybe I can get another year out of him before he decides to do that.
“What a good player. He could well end up in the Birmingham colours next year, Benoit.”