French newspaper L’Equipe have shrewdly changed their story on Benjamin Stambouli, with French paper now claiming that Stambouli will be a PSG player after the weekend. The story certainly seems to have a lot more credential and can be considered just more than a rumour even if it is hard from Spurs’ perspective especially since the Paper was spot on with the story of other French players and Tottenham in the past with Hugo Lloris being a case in this point.
L’Equipe is claiming that a fee has been agreed between Tottenham and PSG for €9m, after London based club refused the original offer of €7m from the Ligue 1 Champions. However it is €1m more than a previous claim which surfaced on Friday, where the price quoted was €8m. But this new price of €9m is still less than the €10m newly promoted Watford seemingly offered.
Moreover, L’Equipe states that contract between the two clubs could be signed as early as today and everything will be finished in next 24 hours, followed by an official announcement soon after. However, paper work may drag it on Monday if we go by history on transfer dealings of PSG.
Tottenham, who bought the player for almost half the fee they will get for selling him can be considered a very good business on the French midfielder who appeared almost 30 times for the club last season. Also with the departure of Paulinho, Tottenham need a replacement in the center of the park.
PSG have recently sold Yohan Cabaye to Crystal Palace and the former Montpelier defensive midfielder is likely to replace 28 the year old at Pacr des Princes.
Tottenham have already sold another defensive midfielder Etienne Capoue and will be now looking to sign a good defensive midfielder.
Roberto Soldado and Emmaunel Adebayor are also looking to move away from White Hart Lane.
Spurs have signed three players this season in the form of Kevin Wimmer, Kieran Trippier, Toby Alderweireld and we can expect some more actions from them in the remainder of the transfer window.