"MHSC and Tottenham Hotspur FC have reached an agreement concerning the transfer of Benjamin Stambouli. He will go to London in the coming hours to undergo a medical and finalise his contract," read a statement on Montpellier's official website.

Stambouli, 24, had been mulling over an offer to join Marseille, who had agreed to pay Montpellier five million euros ($6.6m) for the player. However, Stambouli had not been keen on the idea of being used in defence at the Stade Velodrome.

He had also been a target for Swansea City and Fiorentina.

Stambouli was a regular in the Montpellier team that won the Ligue 1 title in 2012 and is tipped to break into the France side ahead of Euro 2016.