Former Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb hospitalised with ‘illness’ as Ligue 1 club Lille vow to support him through worrying ‘ordeal’

  • Nabil Bentaleb made 66 appearances for Tottenham between 2013 and 2017
  • Lille confirmed he had been hospitalised but did not confirm the illness’ nature 
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Former Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has been hospitalised due to an illness.

Ligue 1 club Lille announced that Bentaleb had been taken to hospital on Tuesday evening but did not confirm the nature of the illness.

The 29-year-old, who played for Spurs between 2013 and 2017, made 34 appearances for the French side this season and scored three goals.

A club statement from Lille read: ‘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.

Former Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has been hospitalised due to an illness

Lille, Bentaleb's current club, vowed to support the 29-year-old through the worrying 'ordeal'

Lille, Bentaleb’s current club, vowed to support the 29-year-old through the worrying ‘ordeal’

‘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.’

Tottenham’s X account responded to Lille’s post and said: ‘We’re all with you, Nabil.’ 

Bentaleb was formerly part of the academy set-up at Lille before he joined Spurs’ youth ranks in 2012. He then earned his senior debut the following year. 

The Algerian made 66 appearances in total for the club before signing for Schalke in a permanent deal in 2017 following a successful season-long loan.

He scored 19 goals in 107 appearances for the club and returned to the Premier League for a brief loan spell at Newcastle United in 2020.

Bentaleb eventually left Schalke and moved to Ligue 1 outfit Angers for one season before settling on a switch to Lille, his current club, last summer.

Earning 66 caps for his country, Bentaleb has represented Algeria at the 2014 World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015, 2017 and 2023. 



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