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 wasna 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.
Stambouli becomes 4th midfielder to leave Tottenham this summer
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.