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Montpellier wish Stambouli well

Montpellier coach Rolland Courbis believes a move to Tottenham will be a ‘great step forward’ for Benjamin Stambouli.

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Benjamin Stambouli: Poised to join Tottenham from Montpellier

Benjamin Stambouli: Poised to join Tottenham from Montpellier

The French club announced over the weekend that they had agreed to sell the midfielder to Spurs, and he is set to complete a switch to White Hart Lane before Monday’s 11pm deadline.

Courbis says that he could not stand in the 24-year-old’s way and hopes he will go on to have a successful career in the Premier League, as well as at international level.

“Signing for Tottenham is a great step forward,” Courbis said in the French press. “He should be able to join the French team. 

“Tottenham had a very good idea to sign him.”

Stambouli reportedly attracted interest from a number of other clubs, but it was Fiorentina who were thought to be Tottenham’s closest competitors.

However, the player’s agent says he had set his heart on a move to the Premier League and believes Fiorentina should have shown more urgency.

David Martinez told Tuttomercatoweb: "Stambouli preferred Tottenham to Fiorentina. 

“Benjamin's first choice was the Premier League and we have received a concrete offer from England. 

“Fiorentina's error was wasting too much time to close the deal with Montpellier, about two weeks.”

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