Report: Ex-White Hart Lane flop Benjamin Stambouli to leave PSG

Tottenham's Benjamin Stambouli and Ryan Mason after game

The midfielder spent a season in the Premier League before moving to Paris Saint-Germain but looks set to link up with a former North London favourite in Spain.

Tottenham's Benjamin Stambouli and Ryan Mason after gameBenjamin Stambouli and Ryan Mason

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Benjamin Stambouli may be on the move after just one season with French giants Paris Saint-Germain, with France national L'Equipe, as referenced by Sky Sports, suggesting he is set for a move to La Liga outfit Real Betis, where he will meet up with ex-Spurs player and coach Gus Poyet.

L'Equipe are suggesting discussions are underway for the player to move for a fee between £6 million and £7.7 million, with the possibility of him first moving to Spain on loan.

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The Frenchman left Tottenham last summer in the search for more regular football, and plumped for Paris Saint-Germain, who, though he would be battling more top players to get into the starting XI, were the top side in his home country and also offered Champions League football.

Betis actually sold another former Spurs man this summer when they allowed Rafael van der Vaart to return to Northern Europe when he signed for Danish side FC Midtjylland.

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The Seville side, coached by another individual with Spurs connections - Gus Poyet - will be hoping Stambouli will contribute more than the Dutchman, and they would do well to expect more with the PSG midfielder still just 26 years old.

Stambouli had just one season at White Hart Lane, being one of the club's first signings during the early days of Mauricio Pochettino's reign. He played 25 times for the North Londoners, scoring once, but started just four times in the Premier League.

Upon returning to France, Stambouli's fortunes improved somewhat, featuring 39 times - 18 of which were league starts - as PSG cleaned up domestically. But he was still a back-up player to the club's first-choice midfield.

With new boss Unai Emery in charge at the Parc des Princes, it may be that his chances of football are lesser this season, hence him considering a La Liga switch. 

Former Marseille loanee Steven Fletcher in actionFormer Marseille loanee Steven Fletcher in action action Stambouli

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