Sky sources: Tottenham's Nabil Bentaleb to sign £16m Schalke deal

during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 at Signal Iduna Park on October 29, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany.
Image: Nabil Bentaleb playing against Borussia Dortmund for Schalke in October 2016

Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb is on the verge of joining Schalke, according to Sky sources.

The 21-year-old Algerian is currently on a season-long loan at the Bundesliga team and it is understood that the fee is around £16m.

Sky believe that his expected 20th appearance for the club, due to be against Cologne this Sunday, would trigger a clause that would make the move permanent.

Nabil Bentaleb is not part of Mauricio Pochettino's long-term plans at White Hart Lane
Image: Bentaleb set to leave Spurs after three and a half years on the White Hart Lane books

Schalke are presently 11th in the top flight of German football, with Bentaleb having scored four goals this campaign, along with a further four assists.

Also See:

He joined Spurs in the summer of 2013, playing almost 50 matches for the first team, and in 2014 was a member of the Algeria squad which contested the World Cup Finals in Brazil.

Around Sky