PSG have reported that the player has signed a deal which will run until 2020, taking him away from White Hart Lane and back into French football.
The move will be considered a shame by a lot of Spurs fans, who were never really granted the chance to look at how Stambouli could fit into the jigsaw at the North London club, but he seems happy to have moved on.
“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!” he told psg.fr.
“That’s the moment when you can experience the power of attraction surrounding this club. I will now focus on my preparation.”
Tottenham can cope
Tottenham can definitely cope without him because central midfielder is one of the busiest areas of Mauricio Pochettino’s current squad.
The Spurs boss has plenty of options centrally, which should help him to build on the progress achieved in that area last season.
Mousa Dembele represents someone who can play a holding role in the side and there is still time left in the transfer window if the boss feels he needs to go out and make a signing.
A chance he couldn’t ignore
As Stambouli alludes to himself, the chance to join PSG was one which he couldn’t ignore.
It’s not always the case that a player who struggles to have an impact at a club, then moves on to join another big club with plenty of exciting prospects.
Tottenham will move on and shouldn’t really suffer any direct consequences as a result of this move.