Bentaleb loan becoming permanent?

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  1. Neon_Knight_

    Neon_Knight_ Active Member

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    I've just read an article claiming that Bentaleb is one appearance away from activating a clause that would mean Schalke have to sign him for £16m. I was aware of the fee, should they wish to make it permanent, but not of this supposed clause.

    Anyone know whether this is true?
     
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  2. Blake Griffin

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    it's true but it's not clear whether he'll agree or has agreed to the deal. regardless of the clause he still has the final say.
     
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  3. DaSpurs

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    One has to guess that he would stay there though. He seems to be enjoying his life and role there, while as he would undoubtedly come back to Spurs to struggle for games.
     
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  4. Blake Griffin

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    this article from a couple of weeks ago suggests he's not so sure about staying -

    http://sportwitness.co.uk/germany-nabil-bentaleb-back-tottenham-hotspur-soon/

    i think he probably is happy there but at the same time he does have confidence in his ability so may think he can do better, whether that's with us or elsewhere i guess we'll find out soon.
     
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  5. DaSpurs

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    Perhaps, but as of now I'd still think it's optimistic to think he'll come back.
     
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  6. Frozen_Waffles

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    I know he has probably burned his bridges with Poch, but I would love him back at Spurs.
     
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    Yeah coz spurs is just oozing with talent right now
     
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  8. mattbrakeuk

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    Apparently he's been a bit of a mixed bag this season, moments where he's looked the part and periods where he's been a liability, not unlike his time with us, 16m would be a great fee in my opinion.
     
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  9. Blake Griffin

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    16m pays for half a sissoko.
     
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    mattbrakeuk 60% banana

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    Or 3 and a bit Dele Alli's if you want to play that game!
     
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    CornerPinDreamer ................Us.............

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    or 16 Danny Roses
     
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    Definitely! 3rd in the league using the youngest starting 11, behind 2 crazy rich teams who are gifted blank cheques every summer.
     
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  13. guy

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    Schalke are a big club, he would be silly to not stay
     
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  14. StanSpur

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    Scored 5 and assisted 5 this season - get him back!!

    On a serious note, £16m is a lot of money for a player that right now, doesn't improve our team. Take the money and wish him well.
     
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  15. JUSTINSIGNAL

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    I'm surprised we're even getting 16m for him after he made that ONE missed placed pass against Man Utd last season....
     
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    Er... there was one against Real Madrid in a pre-season friendly as well.
     
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    BC won't be happy with this
     
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  18. Blake Griffin

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    that implies we could use that 16m and sign someone that would improve the 1st team but unless we get lucky with a dele alli type punt on some kid or a player running down his contract(wanyama) then that's clearly not the case.

    this move is a mistake if it goes through. nabil is the cm equivalent of danny rose a few years ago, a player with a perceived heightened opinion of himself but one with all the tools to become very, very good. like rose he is still young and has a couple of flaws but they shouldn't be used to define him, there's no reason he can't work on them and eradicate them from his game. spurs fans always say we need to look for a long term dembele replacement and here we are virtually giving one away(i'm sorry but 16m in this market is nothing for a 22yo with nabil's talent). although, unlike dembele he isn't petrified of the opposition's goal, four goals and four assists in half a season for him so far compared to dembele's zero.
     
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  19. JUSTINSIGNAL

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    Oh my bad, we should just terminate his contract right now
     
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    We should pay Schalke £16m to take him away from us.
     
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