Lille Midfielder Nabil Bentaleb Hospitalized After Falling Ill


Lille midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has been hospitalized in France after falling ill, according to the club’s statement on Wednesday, June 19.

The Algeria international, who previously played for Tottenham and Schalke, joined Lille last year and has been a key player for the team.

Nabil Bentaleb made a strong impact in his first season, showcasing his skills in 34 matches and contributing 3 key assists to help his team finish 4th in the Ligue 1 table last season.

The specific nature of Bentaleb’s illness is not revealed yet, but Lille confirmed in a statement that he became ill on Tuesday evening, June 19, and has since been hospitalized.

The club wrote: “LOSC informs that Nabil Bentaleb suffered from illness on the evening of Tuesday, June 18.”

“The player was immediately taken into care and sent to Lille University Hospital for hospitalization.”

The club also stated that they are providing all the necessary support to the 29-year-old Algerian defensive midfielder during this difficult time.

They added: “LOSC accompanies Nabil as closely as possible during this ordeal and gives him all its support. The club also calls for greater respect for the private life of its player.”

Meanwhile, Tottenham, where Bentaleb started his career, sent their love and best wishes to the midfielder on social media.

Spurs wrote on X: “We’re sending you all our love and best wishes, Nabil. Everyone at the Club is with you.”

The Algerian Football Federation also joined the football community to wish Bentaleb a ‘speedy recovery’ in a statement on social media.

Nabil Bentaleb

Who is Nabil Bentaleb?

Nabil Bentaleb is an experienced footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Ligue 1 club Lille.
He was born in France but he plays for the Algeria national team.

Nabil Bentaleb’s football career

The 29-year-old Nabil Bentaleb has had a diverse career in football, starting with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

Bentaleb made his senior debut for the North London side in 2013 and went on to feature 66 times for Spurs. In 2017, he signed with Schalke permanently after a successful season-long loan.

During his time at Schalke, Bentaleb scored 19 goals in 107 appearances and also had a brief loan spell at Newcastle United in 2020.

After leaving Schalke, he spent a season with Angers in Ligue 1 before making the move to Lille last summer where he made 34 appearances.

On the international stage, he only represented France in a friendly match against Germany on November 14, 2012, before shifting allegiance to Algeria where he registered 52 caps and scored five goals.

His achievement

During his time at Tottenham, he helped the team reach the Football League Cup final in the 2014-15 season.

He was also recognized for his outstanding performance with the Bundesliga Goal of the Season award in the 2016-17 season for his goal against FC Augsburg.

What is next for Nabil Bentaleb?

Fans are eagerly awaiting the talented midfielder to make a comeback as he fights for his life in the hospital.

We are at futballnews also join the football community to wish the talented midfielder Nabil Bentaleb a quick and full recovery.


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