Niall Quinn says Giannelli Imbula would've been under more pressure at Spurs

Imbula Marseille

The Stoke City midfielder is the club's record signing - but the pundit has made a comparison with Tottenham.

Niall Quinn says Giannelli Imbula would have been under more pressure had he joined club like Tottenham Hotspur instead of Stoke City, according to Sky Sports.

Indeed, the 23-year-old became the Potters' club-record signing for £18.3 million on Deadline Day.

And the pundit feels it's a good move for both player and club as the pressure would have been higher at a club like Tottenham - who he believes are challenging for the Premier League title.

Quinn told Sky Sports News on Monday night: "I think this is a nice signing for both. There would have been far more pressure on Imbula had he signed for someone like Spurs, who are going for the title."

Imbula has been linked with a number of different Premier League sides over the years but, as has often been the case in recent times, Stoke were the club to bring him on board.

The 23-year-old joins a number of high-profile signings already at Stoke - many of whom have been Champions League winners.

Tottenham, by contrast, didn't sign anyone on Deadline Day but believe they have the requisite strength in depth to reach the top four.

The only regret they may have is not signing another forward. But time will tell...

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