Report: Tottenham target Gianelli Imbula reaches agreement to sign with Valencia

Imbula has been linked with making a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

As reported by Le10 Sport last week, Spurs are interested in signing Imbula, who has been impressing for Marseille since his arrival in 2013.

In the 2014/15 campaign, the 22-year-old midfielder scored two goals and registered three assists from his deep-lying midfield role, showcasing his abilities to break up opposition attacks.

Despite his young age and lack of experience, the French youth intentional is set to have a bright future, and would probably walk into Tottenham’s starting line-up with ease.

Benjamin Stambouli and Etienne Capoue have failed to impress at White Hart Lane, and the report stating Spurs’s interest in Imbula claimed that they would offer Stambouoli in exchange for the young midfielder.

There were no indications that talks were progressing well between the two clubs, and a new report in TMW has claimed that a deal has now been agreed with Imbula - but not from Spurs.

Valencia are reported to have tied the youngster down to a five-year contract, with only a fee to be agreed between the La Liga outfit and Marseille.

This is a blow to Spurs in the search to sign a top level defensive midfielder, with Imbula opting against White Hart Lane in favour of Spanish football.

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