Benjamin Stambouli : Levy’s last minute suprise ?


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Another defender to Tottenham ! After last season’s shortage, it seems that Spurs’ president Daniel Levy and Head coach Mauricio Pochettino, decided to transform the squad  into a fortress!

The signing of  Montpellier’s Hérault  defensive midfielder, issued from the club’s Youth System, wasn’t expected. The young french international wanted to leave his club, but after his refusal to join Marseille (even if his father Henri, is the current  director of  Marseille’s Youth Academy  or maybe because of that), Fiorentina was to be his next destination. The deal was almost finished, but Spurs’ president snapped him before. Levied  one could say.

benjamin-stambouli--24-10-2012-montpellier---olympiakos--champions-league-20121025091739-1313The future Spurs is 24-years old and have earned 14 caps with France’s U-21 He’s not as big as Fazio, but still 1.80m(5 ft 11 in)  and 75kg is quite respectable. He joined  Hérault’s senior team 4 years ago, had 112 appearances and scored 3

“An agreement has been reached between Montpellier and Tottenham to transfer Benjamin Stambouli,” read a tweet on the french’s club official feed.

The player will leave France for England and London, to negotiate personal terms and undergo a medical ; timing is essential for Summer Window close in 3 days!

The newcomer is a versatile player, for he can move around the defensive side of the midfield game , tackle and intercept.

Does that mean Sandro and Holtby are leaving(Editor’s note: Holtby signed to Hamburg) or that Pochettino ‘s wish to sign  Southampton’s Sneiderlin is not going to happen?

Well, Spurs fans, just hold your horses; a tweet from Montpellier’s vice -president, Laurent Nicollin announce that the player will have to choose between England and Italy, for Fiorentina’s deal is still on ! (Editor’s note: Yes, you can rejoice Spurs fans! The two clubs agreed  5M £ tranfert fee ( in two installments ) and 5 years contract for the french player.)

 

 



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