Bentaleb signs! – See his first interview & Steve Bruce’s reaction here

Newcastle United have confirmed Nabil Bentaleb has joined the club on loan from Schalke 04 for the rest of the season.

As revealed by the club, the deal will also include an ‘option to buy’ at the end of the season – with that potential future fee believed to be set at £8.5m according to Sky Sports.

Here’s what the former Spurs midfielder has had to say after completing a move to St James’ Park today:

“I’m very happy to come back to the Premier League, especially with a club such as Newcastle. 

“The project really interested me. I wanted absolutely to come back to the Premier League.

“The coach had some trust in me and the club also – I saw that straight away – and I think it’s the perfect move for me.”

Newcastlle boss Steve Bruce has also reacted to the 25-year-old’s arrival, having this to say to the club’s official website:

“He’s somebody who I paid particular attention to when he was at Spurs, when he broke through and got a big money move to Germany.

“He’s played at the highest level now for the last four or five years but he will come in hungry and feeling he has something to prove and will give us the competition we obviously need.

“With the numbers that we’ve got at the minute, he’s got a bit of experience and I think people will enjoy watching him play.

He’ll come into the squad and I’m sure he’ll be a good acquisition for us.

“The fact that he’s played in the Premier League before helps, because we know that he can play and knows what the demands of the Premier League are.

He’s gone from the Premier League to Schalke and played in the Champions League as well, so we’re delighted to get him.

It’s a great signing.” 

Welcome to the club, Nabil!

(Fancy writing for us? Get in touch at & we’ll get back to you!

About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “Bentaleb signs! – See his first interview & Steve Bruce’s reaction here

  1. Just happy
    At last we have jumped some hurdles an got a new player in.
    Lets just back it up with another.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green