Benjamin Stambouli
Stambouli wants to stay in England, even if Tottenham decide to let him go.Getty

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Benjamin Stambouli admits he would like to remain in the Premier League if the north London side decide to let him go this summer, ruling out a move to Marseille.

Stambouli, 24, was signed from Montpellier in 2014 but made just 20 appearances in all competitions for the club in his debut season, with manager Mauricio Pochettino putting his faith in the young midfield partnership of Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason.

A growing number of reports suggest Spurs are now ready to listen to offers for the player.

Marseille have been heavily linked with a move to bring the midfielder back to Ligue 1, with reports suggesting he may be used as a makeweight in a deal to entice Giannelli Imbula to north London.

However Stambouli is in no rush to return to his homeland and hopes to find a move to another English side if Spurs decide to let him go.

"I will see what I do. But, if there is something, it will be in England," Stambouli told RMC when quizzed on his future. "My priority is to succeed at a Premier League club.

"I am aware of what is being said, and I think, no, I won't be coming back to France.

"I am thinking about getting a bit more game time in England. I chose England for lots of reasons, and so I will stay. It is there that I want to succeed.

"Maybe one day I will return to France. But today, my head is here. I have a month's holiday to recharge."

Stambouli was limited to just four Premier League starts in the 2014-15 season, with 11 of his appearances coming in the Europa League and the League Cup.

Tottenham have already confirmed their first piece of incoming transfer business of the summer in Austria and Cologne defender Kevin Wimmer. The 22-year-old centre-half has signed a five-year contract at the club and will arrive for a reported fee of £4.3m.