NUFC set to sign ex-Spurs midfielder – Player now on Tyneside to complete his medical

Some breaking news in the last few moments, with it revealed that Schalke midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has arrived on Tyneside to complete a loan move to St James’ Park.

This comes from both The Times’ Martin Hardy, Sky Sports and The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder, who all report that the ex-Spurs midfielder is set to have a medical today – and could be announced later this afternoon.

The deal is reportedly a loan move until the end of the season which includes an option to buy the 25-year-old this summer:

Bentableb made 66 appearances for Tottenham between 2013 and 2017 before completing a £19m move to Schalke two and a half years ago.

The 6ft 2′ midfielder has since bagged 19 goals and 9 assists in 97 games for Schalke, but has struggled for game time so far this season.

Is this the mystery signing Mark Douglas was talking about?

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2 thoughts on “NUFC set to sign ex-Spurs midfielder – Player now on Tyneside to complete his medical

  1. abmunro:
    Bentelab

    46 appearances in Premier League for Spurs

    0 goals

    3 assists

    Not exactly pulling up trees

    He’s not a goal scorer – he’s an aggressive box to box midfielder.

    That said, he did score 8 for Schalke last season – including 3 goals in 6 Champions League apps.

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