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SAINT-ETIENNE - AUGUST 15: Benoit Assou-Ekotto of Saint-Etienne in action during the French Ligue 1 match between AS Saint-Etienne (ASSE) and FC Girondins de Bordeaux at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on August 15, 2015 in Saint-Etienne, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

SAINT-ETIENNE - AUGUST 15: Benoit Assou-Ekotto of Saint-Etienne in action during the French Ligue 1 match between AS Saint-Etienne (ASSE) and FC Girondins de Bordeaux at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on August 15, 2015 in Saint-Etienne, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

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Saint-Etienne's French defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto (L) runs for the ball next to Lille's Portuguese midfielder Rony Lopes (R) during the French L1 football match between Saint-Etienne (ASSE) and Lille (LOSC) on May 14, 2016, at the Geoffroy Guichard Stadium in Saint-Etienne, central France. / AFP / ROMAIN LAFABREGUE (Photo credit should read ROMAIN LAFABREGUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Saint-Etienne's French defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto (L) runs for the ball next to Lille's Portuguese midfielder Rony Lopes (R) during the French L1 football match between Saint-Etienne (ASSE) and Lille (LOSC) on May 14, 2016, at the Geoffroy Guichard Stadium in Saint-Etienne, central France. / AFP / ROMAIN LAFABREGUE        (Photo credit should read ROMAIN LAFABREGUE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Saint-Etienne's French defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto (L) vies with Montpellier's French midfielder Bryan Dabo (R) during the French L1 football match Saint-Etienne (ASSE) vs Montpellier (MHSC) on March 19, 2016, at the Geoffroy Guichard Stadium in Saint-Etienne, central France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK (Photo credit should read JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Saint-Etienne's French defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto (L) vies with Montpellier's French midfielder Bryan Dabo (R) during the French L1 football match Saint-Etienne (ASSE) vs Montpellier (MHSC) on March 19, 2016, at the Geoffroy Guichard Stadium in Saint-Etienne, central France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK        (Photo credit should read JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

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LYON, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 8: Benoit Assou-Ekotto of Saint-Etienne looks on during the French Ligue 1 match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and AS Saint-Etienne (ASSE) at Stade de Gerland on November 8, 2015 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

LYON, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 8: Benoit Assou-Ekotto of Saint-Etienne looks on during the French Ligue 1 match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and AS Saint-Etienne (ASSE) at Stade de Gerland on November 8, 2015 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

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Saint-Etienne's French defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto (L) vies with Reims' French forward Grejohn Kyei during the French L1 football match Saint-Etienne (ASSE) vs Reims (SDR) on October 31, 2015, at the Geoffroy Guichard Stadium in Saint-Etienne, central France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK (Photo credit should read JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Saint-Etienne's French defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto (L) vies with Reims' French forward Grejohn Kyei during the French L1 football match Saint-Etienne (ASSE) vs Reims (SDR) on October 31, 2015, at the Geoffroy Guichard Stadium in Saint-Etienne, central France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK        (Photo credit should read JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images)