Over the weekend news broke that Schalke have had a £10m bid rejected by Spurs for Nabil Bentaleb, but they seem determined to get their man.
With Tottenham holding out for £15m, reports from France claim that the Bundesliga giants have made a second bid and that Bentaleb is nearing on a move.
Indeed, sources close to Schalke even suggest that Bentaleb could have a medical as soon as tomorrow, though Spurs fans who know how long our transfer deals can stretch on for, may raise an eyebrow at this suggestion.
Rumour has it that Nabil Bentaleb will have medical tomorrow after the player demanding so! We will keep you updated if we hear real news!
— Schalke News (@Schalke04FCNews) August 22, 2016
A fee of £15m for a player with as much potential as Bentaleb has and with plenty of time remaining on his contract, is not excessive. Especially in a summer when the transfer market in England has seen some huge sums paid.
With Bentaleb clearly having no future at the club, let’s hope that Schalke can get the deal over the line, while there’s still time for the money to be reinvested back into the squad.