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Paris Saint-Germain sign Benjamin Stambouli from Tottenham

Benjamin Stambouli made just 12 league appearances for Tottenham following his 4.7 million pound move from Montpellier last August.

French champions Paris Saint-Germain have signed Tottenham midfielder Benjamin Stambouli for a reported £6 million fee.

Les Parisiens announced the transfer on their official website early on Tuesday morning, confirming that the 24-year-old had joined Laurent Blanc's side on a five-year deal.

"I am delighted and very proud to become a member of the Paris Saint-Germain family," Stambouli, who had moved to Spurs from Montpellier last summer, said.

"I wasn't necessarily planning to leave the Premier League after one year but when a club with the dimension of Paris Saint-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. It will be important to take advantage of the friendly games that we still have to play in the US to find my marks on the pitch."

PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi added: "It is with a great pleasure that I welcome Benjamin Stambouli to our club.

"He is a French player who has already proved the impact that he can make in midfield both athletically and technically. France is going to rediscover a player that was full of promise when he was playing in Ligue 1.

"During our summer tour in North America, Benjamin will have the opportunity to integrate the squad and learn to work with our coaching staff."


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