BREAKING NEWS: Schalke sign Bentaleb from Tottenham

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Schalke have completed the permanent signing of on-loan midfielder Nabil Bentaleb from Tottenham, with the player signing a four-year deal.

The 22-year-old joined Schalke on a season-long loan last August and has now sealed a full transfer, agreeing a contract to keep him with the Bundesliga club until 2021.

Reports earlier this month had suggested a £16million deal was close to fruition as Bentaleb neared an appearance clause under the terms of his loan that would trigger a permanent move.

Bentaleb has played in 20 of Schalke's 21 Bundesliga matches this season, scoring four times as his side sit 10th in the table.