Official: Schalke buys of Bentaleb

Algerian midfielder Nabil Bentaleb, who is spending this season in Schalke on loan from Tottenham in summer move to German club on a permanent basis.

Officially, the transfer amount was not disclosed, but according to Sky Sports it will amount to 16 million pounds. The contract of 22-year-old Bentaleb of Tottenham Hotspur from Schalke will come into force on 1 July 2017 and will be calculated until 30 June 2021.

“In the summer I switched to Schalke with a goal as often as possible to go out and convince the club to sign me on a permanent basis. Now, when all failed, I feel great. Great when there are people who believe in you: coaches, teammates, officials of the club. In Schalke I feel at home and I’m happy to be a part of this club,” said the midfielder.

This season Bentaleb has played for Schalke 27 matches in all competitions, scoring 5 goals and gave 5 assists.