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Assou-Ekotto hints at Tottenham departure - 'Europa League is useless'

Benoit Assou-Ekotto has indicated he may be open to a move away from Tottenham this summer.

The Cameroonian full-back wants to play at a club guaranteed to compete in the Champions League and says Spurs would allow him to leave if that opportunity arose.

"Everything is possible," he told France Football. "When I met the chairman (Daniel Levy) last January he told me that, if a club bigger than Tottenham came in for me, he wouldn't necessarily be against my departure.

"If there is a change at Tottenham - some more money is made available - I wouldn't be against the idea of staying, but otherwise I'll try to move forward, as I did when I left Lens.

"All players want to play in the Champions League. A few months ago, I said I never wanted to play in the Europa League because that competition is useless.

"I have a gentleman's agreement with the chairman. As he is a man of his word, I hope that will make things easier if a great club comes in."

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