Tottenham Hotspur should use Benjamin Stambouli as bait for transfer target Florian Thauvin

Florian Thauvin

Marseille are said to be keen in the midfielder Tottenham signed from Montpellier last summer.

Tottenham Hotspur are said to be interested in Marseille attacker Florian Thauvin.

It was reported by Le Parisien, as relayed by beIN Sports, that a meeting between Marseille president Vincent Labrune and officials from Tottenham Hotspur took place about two weeks ago.

The Frenchman has been compared to Zinedine Zidane and Franck Ribery in his time but as yet has failed to live up to his billing in a consistent basis. The Frenchman, who was courted by Premier League sides in the summer of 2013 when he made a move to Lille from Bastia, has seen his form dip in recent weeks.

The sticking point for the two clubs is likely to be the price-tag. It was reported by Le10 Sport that Thauvin is likely to set Tottenham back a fee in the region of €12-14 million.

Now however, it has emerged that Marseille are keen on a Tottenham player, surely giving Spurs a solution to any monetary issue.

It was reported yesterday that Marseille are interested in taking Benjamin Stambouli away from Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs snapped up the defensive midfielder last summer for a fee reported by the Mirror to be in the £6 million region from Montpellier.

Stambouli has however struggled to establish himself at White Hart Lane. He has only managed ten Premier League games for the club, with the majority of his 23 games for the club coming in the domestic cup competitions and the Europa League.

RMC report that the French giants are in the market for Stambouli. Marcelo Bielsa is looking for more recruits after the club came up short this season in Ligue 1.

Tottenham have plenty of central midfielders, but not enough attacking ones. A swap deal, with a little bit of cash involved, could see both parties come away very happy.

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