Tottenham Transfer News: Benoit Assou-Ekotto Moves to QPR on Loan

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistSeptember 2, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 04:  Benoit Assou-Ekotto of Tottenham Hotspur waits by the post during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at White Hart Lane on May 4, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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After failing to get onto the first team at Tottenham, Benoit Assou-Ekotto will transfer to Queens Park Rangers on a season-long loan.

The veteran announced the move himself on his personal Twitter account:

Lets go to QPR ! I ll keep one eyes on u spurs hv a good luck this season #COYS💋🙏👊❤

— Benoit Assou-Ekotto (@AssouEkotto) September 2, 2013

Assou-Ekotto has been with Tottenham since the 2006-07 season, playing mostly left-back. He was a regular starter for the squad from 2008 to 2012, earning at least 29 starts in each season.

His best showing came two years ago when he was able to contribute two goals and four assists on the attack while playing steady defense for 34 starts. This strong play helped Spurs finish fourth in the Premier League that season while qualifying for Champions League.

Unfortunately, he fell out of favour with the club last season and only made 12 starts with three additional appearances as a substitute.    

This year, the Cameroon national has not appeared in any of the club's three matches while Danny Rose remains a fixture at left-back.

As a result, Assou-Ekotto will transfer to QPR, where he will hopefully have a better chance at seeing first-team minutes. The club were relegated from the Premier League last season after finishing in last place, and they will spend this year in Championship.

Fortunately, the squad is well on its way toward returning to the top-flight division with four wins and a draw in five starts to stand tied for first in the early going.

Adding an experienced defender like this will certainly go a long way in continuing this level of success for the rest of the season.

The two sides and the player will then have to decide if there is a role for him at Tottenham when the loan concludes.


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