The transfer of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Benjamin Stambouli to PSG has been completed, as announced by the Ligue 1 champions.
The transfer fee is said to be €8m, which would mean that Spurs made a profit of just over £1m on a player that it signed from Montpelier just one year ago. Stambouli is expected to fill the role vacated by Yohann Cabaye, who left the French champions for Alan Pardew and Crystal Palace earlier this summer.
It's sad when you lose a player that never seemed to fulfill his potential, and that's definitely the case with Stambouli. Signed as a Plan B when spurs missed out on Morgan Schneiderlin last summer, on paper he looked to be the defensive midfielder that would unlock Mauricio Pochettino's offense. That didn't really happen. Stambouli never got a good run in the first team and when he did make appearances he was often less than stellar.
This is the very definition of "landing on your feet" though. Stambouli moves to the best club in France, a Champions League club with lots of money and a boatload of talent. Stambouli's now in a position to resurrect his career if he can stake a place in the starting lineup.
Fare you well, Benji. We're sorry it didn't work out.