Spurs snub Stambouli loan move

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Benjamin Stambouli has only been a Tottenham player for under twelve months, but according to the Mail he is the subject of speculation linking him with a move back to his native France..

The paper claims that Tottenham have already rejected an approach from Marseille to take the holding midfielder on loan and are now weighing up whether to offer Benjy a permanent deal.

Spurs paid £4million to Montpellier and are apparently holding out until we can recoup the fee paid.

Has Stambouli been given a fair chance at Tottenham since his move?   We all know that Pochettino favours playing Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason in the holding role.  In my opinion, the jury is still out on whether Mason can cut it at the highest level and Stambouli should be given a chance to play alongside Bentaleb.

The player has not started a game in the competition since January.

Do you think Stambouli has a future at Spurs?   Have your say below.

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  1. Stambouli is definitely a player we should keep and USE.

    I rate Mason and want him to be playing, but he isn’t a DM, and is playing in a role he doesn’t suit that well.The pivot of him and Bentaleb is not especially effective.

  2. No he hasn't been given a fair chance. But get the opinion Poch doesn't rate him. Like you I'm not sure Mason can cut it at the top level he has had some good performances when he first came into the side but from Feb onwards he was constantly poor and Potch should have been brave enough to top him and given Stambouli a run of games.

  3. This is a ridiculous situation. Mauricio Ponchettino brought the former Montpellier midfielder in last summer, but then hardly uses him. If there is one criticism with Ponchettino, then it must be his self possessed rigidity with his team selection. On the one half, it is perhaps not a bad thing as, afterall, Chelsea did and they ended up Premier League Champions. However, on the other hand, underperforming selected players are receiving a run out, ahead of other options waiting on the bench. Therefore, Pochettino must adopt a more flexible attitude towards next season's team selection.
    The question to ask now is whether Ponchettino saw the qualities in Stambouli he was searching for, or merely the fact his price tag was within budget?
    It is utterly absurd to contemplate offloading Stambouli when the lad has been given a fair run of games. Stambouli was brought in to do a similar job to Morgan Schneiderlin, who Spurs have failed to secure. He adds a little more grit to the midfield which Spurs are in desperate need of. Mason does not provide that. I can honestly see Stambouli making a difference provided Ponchettino maintains some faith in him and allows him some consistent game time. It would be advantageous for both his performance and, more importantly, his confidence, which would have been affected. Thumbs up to keep Stambouli.

  4. He deserves a chance…..mason for me still has a ? over his name. I think the future of cm lies in bentaleb and alli personally


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