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Assou-Ekotto Rewarded With New Contract


Tottenham has rewarded left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto with a new four-year contract following his progress under boss Harry Redknapp.

Assou-Ekotto, now age 25, was tipped to leave White Hart Lane last year but he has established himself in Redknapp’s team and is currently ahead of Gareth Bale in the pecking order at Spurs.

On Sunday he scored the spectacular opener in the victory against Liverpool, his first for the club more than three years.

Harry Redknapp said that the player has done very well. He also added that Assou-Ekotto was injured last year but said that he has been very impressed with Assou-Ekotto as he has been in great form and that he looked like an outstanding left-back.

His form earned the French-born player his first caps for Cameroon earlier this year and, with his current deal believed to expire at the end of the campaign, a fresh contract.

Assou-Ekotto’s performances at left-back secured him the award of most improved player last season in an accolade given by fans, and it means a left-back is no longer one of Redknapp’s priorities.

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