Tottenham set to complete £4m midfielder transfer this week

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Watford close in on White Hart Lane bit-part player signing.

Tottenham midfielder Benjamin Stambouli is set to complete a move to join newly-promoted Watford according to the Daily Mirror.

The 24-year-old Frenchman has agreed personal terms with the Vicarage Road side and is set to reunite with former team-mate Etienne Capoue.

Stambouli has failed to make much of an impact at White Hart Lane since his move from Montpellier to north London last August and isn’t a player Mauricio Pochettino will miss greatly.

Last term, the former French Under-21 international made just four Premier League starts as he fought the likes of Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb, Paulinho and the aforementioned Capoue for a spot in Pochettino’s midfield.

Watford secured promotion to the top tier after winning the Championship title and boss Quique Flores has wasted no time in improving his squad in the summer transfer market.

As well as signing Capoue, the Spanish boss has already snared experienced Swiss international Valon Behrami, Greek wing-back José Holebas, Werder Bremen battler Sebastian Prödl and Lithuanian international custodian Giedrius Arlauskis.


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Watford will no doubt be among many pundits bets for an immediate return to the Championship but Flores will hope that investment in his squad will give the Hornets a fighting change of beating the drop in 2015/16.

Mauricio Pochettino saw his side fail to break into the top four last term and as well as selling Capoue to Watford the Argentine manager has sold fellow midfielders Paulinho and Lewis Holtby.

Tottenham have been linked with a number of midfield additions this summer with the likes of Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin (via the Daily Mail) and Everton star James McCarthy (via the Independent) being two such targets.

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