Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of midfielder Benjamin Stambouli from Tottenham, with the Frenchman signing a five-year deal.
The 24-year-old underwent a medical on Monday before finalising his departure from White Hart Lane, having failed to make an impact in his one season in the Premier League.
Having joined Spurs from Montpellier in a £4.7 million deal, Stambouli made only 12 top-flight appearances with the likes of Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason emerging as first-choice midfielders.
Now PSG have paid £6m to bring him back to Ligue 1, with coach Laurent Blanc having confirmed on Sunday that the move would go ahead, and have tied up the midfielder’s future until 2020.
“I am delighted and very proud to become a member of the Paris Saint-Germain family,” Stambouli told the club’s official website.
“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!
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“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.”
“It is with a great pleasure that I welcome Benjamin Stambouli in our club,” added president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi.
“He is a French player who already proved the impact that he can bring to a midfield both athletically and technically. France is going to rediscover a player that was full of promises when he was playing in Ligue 1.
“During our summer tour in North America, Benjamin will have the opportunity to get integrated to the squad and learn to work with our technical staff.”