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Thursday 8 December 2016

Spurs midfielder Benjamin Stambouli signs for PSG

Benjamin Stambouli
Benjamin Stambouli

Paris St Germain have announced the signing of midfielder Benjamin Stambouli from Tottenham on a five-year contract.

Stambouli, 24, joined Spurs from Montpellier, but has opted to move on after just one season at White Hart Lane.

Stambouli, who made 25 appearances for Spurs in all competitions, said: "I am delighted and very proud to become a member of the Paris St Germain family.

"I wasn't necessarily planning to leave the Premier League after one year, but when a club the size of Paris St Germain calls you, it makes your choice a lot easier.

"That's the moment when you can experience the power of attraction surrounding this club. I will now focus on my preparation."

Stambouli, whose only Tottenham goal came in a Europa League match against Partizan Belgrade in November, will join his new team-mates at their pre-season training camp in New Jersey.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said a return to France 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 out the exit door.

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