Schalke have completed the permanent signing of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Nabil Bentaleb, activating their purchase option in the current loan deal.
Various reports suggest the fee is around €18 million, whilst Bentaleb has signed a deal until 2021. The Algerian international has featured in 20 of Schalke’s 21 Bundesliga games this season, becoming an influential figure.
“Even when I came to Schalke in the summer, it was my goal to play here as often as possible and convince the club to commit myself permanently. The fact that this has now worked out and everything is perfect, feels great,” Bentaleb told the club’s website.
“It’s good to have someone to trust you. The team of coaches, my team-mates, the people responsible, the whole club have made it easy for me to feel at home with Schalke. I am happy to be part of the club.”