Newcastle United have announced the signing of Nabil Bentaleb from Schalke on loan until the end of the season.
The Premier League club have an option to buy the Algeria international for €10 million, after Bentaleb fell out of favour with Schalke for disciplinary reasons.
“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,” said Bentaleb.
“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.”