Nabil Bentaleb Interested In Joining Clarets From Schalke
Burnley Football Club are preparing a summer move for former Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder Nabil Bentaleb, the France-born Algeria will be a free agent on the 1st July when his contract expires with Germans Schalke.
The Clarets are planning for a sixth consecutive Premier League campaign next season and reports in Algeria and Italy claim the he is a target for Turf Moor boss Sean Dyche as well as Greeks Olympiacos. Bentaleb came through Spurs’ academy and made 66 appearances before leaving for Schalke in 2016.
The Lille-born midfielder had a spell on loan with Newcastle United last season, making fifteen appearances. He has missed much of this season, firstly due to being left out for disciplinary reasons and secondly due to being sidelined by injury. So far this season he has made just ten appearances.
Schalke have just been relegated after thirty years in the Bundesliga and Bentaleb is now eager to rebuild his once promising career, having made thirty-five international caps he is thought to be tempted by a Premier League return. He could now become one of Burnley’s few non-British players as manager Dyche plots to strengthen his squad for next season.