Paris - Tottenham's Benjamin Stambouli has joined French
champions Paris Saint Germain in a five-year deal worth between eight and nine
million euros ($8.7-$9.7 million).
The 24-year-old is returning to Ligue 1 where he had a spell
with Montpellier before his one season with Spurs.
"I wasn't necessarily planning to leave the Premier
League after one year but when a club with the stature of Paris Saint-Germain
calls you, it makes your choice a lot easier!" he told his new employer's
official website on Monday.
"That's the moment when you really experience the power
of this club," the former French Under-21 international added.
Also read: Stambouli signs for Spurs
Stambouli, whose only Tottenham goal came in a Europa League
match against Partizan Belgrade, will join his new team-mates at PSG's
pre-season training camp in the United States.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said a return to France for
Stambouli would help "rediscover a player who was full of promise when he
was playing in Ligue 1".
Stambouli becomes the latest midfielder to leave Spurs this
summer, following the likes of Paulinho, Lewis Holtby and Etienne Capoue.
For PSG, Marseille-born Stambouli represents the second
close-season recruit after German goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, with manager Laurent
Blanc forecast to make a headline signing before the transfer window closes.For
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