Nabil Bentaleb

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Ten players and three staff set to leave first team

The Royal Blues will bid farewell to ten players and three staff members from the first team following the final week of the 2020/21 season.

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Nabil Bentaleb and Hamza Mendyl face period on the sidelines

FC Schalke 04 will have to do without Nabil Bentaleb and Hamza Mendyl for the time being. Bentaleb underwent a minor surgical procedure on his groin on Tuesday, while Mendyl sustained an ankle injury in training.

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Nabil Bentaleb: Extra work for the team's success

85 days after his last appearance in Royal Blue, Nabil Bentaleb returned to the S04 starting XI on Saturday (13/02) against Union Berlin. The Algerian put in a decent performance in the goalless draw at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei. Christian Gross praised the midfielder's performance in the capital.

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Nabil Bentaleb returns to first-team fold after discussions with head coach

Nabil Bentaleb has returned to training with the first-team squad. Following a discussion with Christian Gross, the head coach decided to bring the midfielder back into the first-team picture, with a possibility of the midfielder also making a return to the matchday squad.

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Nabil Bentaleb loaned to Newcastle until 30th June 2020

Nabil Bentaleb has returned to the Premier League to sign on loan for Newcastle United until the end of the season. The English side will also have an option to buy the Algerian international, with his contract at S04 due to run out at the end of June 2021.

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Nabil Bentaleb has successful surgery on his right knee

Nabil Bentaleb's return will be delayed slightly longer. The Algerian international was successfully operated on on Monday (2.9.) due to an acute meniscal tear in his right knee in Lyon.

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Nabil Bentaleb sent to train with the U23s again

The midfielder will train with the Royal Blues’ U23s side until further notice.

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Nabil Bentaleb will return to first team training

After three weeks out, Nabil Bentaleb will return to first team training from Tuesday.

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Disciplinary action taken against Nabil Bentaleb

Nabil Bentaleb has been dropped to the U23s due to disciplinary reasons.

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Salif Sané to return to team training

Salif Sané’s injury sustained in Friday’s friendly isn’t as bad as first feared. The Senegalese defender was taken off during Friday’s match against KRC Genk with an ankle injury but luckily, he hasn’t suffered any structural damages. Sané underwent an MRT scan shortly after returning to Germany from Schalke’s winter training camp in Benidorm. The centre-back could return to team training on Tuesday, 15th January.

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Nabil Bentaleb: I sense plenty of positive development

Nabil Bentaleb has no secrets to hide regarding his disappointment at Schalke’s five Bundesliga defeats to start the season. “That got to me a bit,” said the midfielder. Despite the losing the streak, the team continued to believe in itself and worked hard. They have been rewarded for this effort in recent weeks. “I sense plenty of positive development at the club,” said the Algerian.

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Breel Embolo leaves Swiss squad with injury

Breel Embolo will not be available for the Swiss national side in their fixtures with Qatar (14/11) and Belgium (18/11). The striker picked up a metatarsal injury in the 3-0 defeat at Frankfurt, but still travelled to the national team's meeting today.