Tottenham have completed the signing of versatile French midfielder Benjamin Stambouli from Montpellier for an undisclosed fee.
- Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 1, 2014
The North London club confirmed the deal on Twitter after fighting off reported interest from Fiorentina and Swansea City.
Stambouli, 24, progressed through the ranks at Montpellier and played a key role during their Ligue 1 title-winning campaign in 2012.
Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino has been in the market for a new midfielder and had identified Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin as a priority target, though Tottenham could not agree a fee with Ronald Koeman's side.
Tottenham have also announced that German midfielder Lewis Holtby has left White Hart Lane to join Hamburg on a season-long loan, with view to a permanent transfer, while Brazilian powerhouse Sandro is poised to reunite with former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp at Queens Park Rangers.