Marseille-linked Benjamin Stambouli insists on Tottenham Hotspur stay

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Benjamin Stambouli is reportedly on the radar of French club Marseille.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Benjamin Stambouli has told French radio station RMC that he does not plan to leave in the summer transfer window.

Stambouli has been linked with a move away from Spurs after just one season in the Premier League, having joined the North London outfit from Montpellier in the summer of 2014.

According to L’Equipe, Tottenham are willing to let the 24-year-old leave for as little as €5 million.

French club Marseille are reported to be interested in acquiring the services of Stambouli, but the player himself has insisted that he wants to remain at White Hart Lane.

“I am aware of what has been said, and I don’t think I will return to France,” the Frenchman told RMC, as translated by Inside Fulbol.

“I am thinking about getting a little more playing time in England. I do not want to return to France.”

Stambouli struggled to make an impact at Tottenham in the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign.

The Frenchman could make only 12 appearances in the Premier League, creating three chances and having a pass accuracy of 84% in the process.

The former Montpellier star won eight headers, five dribbles and 23 tackles in those 12 league matches.

Stambouli featured in six Europa League games for Spurs, scoring one goal and creating eight chances in the process. He had a pass accuracy of 88%, and won six headers, 10 dribbles and 17 tackles.

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