£40,000 per week Tottenham man Assou-Ekotto attends training 'very infrequently' - Report

Can Spurs shift Benoit Assou-Ekotto in January?

Unsurprisingly Benoit Assou-Ekotto is top of Tottenham's 'sell' list for January, but whether they will be able to is another issue.

The Cameroonian international has not figured all season and is unlikely to either especially if a new report in The Mirror is anything to go by.

They claim: "Defender Assou-Ekotto’s presence at the training ground is said to be very infrequent."

It's a wonder in that case that Spurs are still paying his wages, but it's also likely that head coach Mauricio Pochettino may have told him to stay away, as he is an unwanted presence.

We wrote a couple of months ago how the best solution for Spurs all round would be to end the charade around Assou-Ekotto, and simply pay off his contract and be done with it.

They are likely waiting out to see if they can sell him on, or get a club to take him on loan and contribute to his wages, and avoid a big pay-off.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy prides himself as a master-negotiator, but getting Assou-Ekotto out for a fee in January could be one of his biggest challenges yet.

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