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French press suggest Stambouli already regretting leaving Tottenham for PSG

Benjamin Stambouli has struggled for games since leaving Tottenham for PSG.

Benjamin Stambouli's transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Paris Saint-Germain was one of the most surprising switches of the summer.

The Frenchman could not get into Tottenham's side last season, so his move to the Ligue 1 champions seemed a little too good to be true.

It has certainly been that way so far, with the 25-year-old midfielder finding regular football hard to come by.

He has only three league starts for PSG, and has played in only one match since September 26. That was a 2-0 win over Bastia a week ago, in which his side scored both goals after he was substituted off for Thiago Motta.

Speculation is already beginning to creep in regarding his potential dissatisfaction with his role. French website Europe Mercato published an article suggesting Stambouli may already be regretting choosing PSG as his destination after leaving Tottenham.

Their report states: "Benjamin Stambouli will certainly not have imagined he would be used so little by Laurent Blanc. In his mind he could end up getting tired of this situation and there are whispers he could wish to be loaned this winter to find playing time."

It's hard to feel sorry for the midfielder, as he will have known what he was getting into when he joined the club. Given that he could not dislodge Nabil Bentaleb or Ryan Mason from the Tottenham team last season, regular selection ahead of Blaise Matuidi or Marco Verratti at PSG was always a tough ask.  

The former Montpellier man should stick it out with PSG for the remainder of the season, as he still may get chances if injury bites. With his side seven points clear at the top of the table already, there is a strong chance he picks up a title winner's medal to show for it, while he may even get a chance to play in the Champions League - something he has not been afforded three games into the group stages.

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