Bentaleb hospitalised with illness

Bentaleb hospitalised with illness
Nabil Bentaleb of Algeria ©Djaffar Ladjal/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Jun 20, 2024. 12:49

Lille midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has been hospitalised after falling ill on Tuesday and he could potentially miss the start of pre-season.

The Algeria international recently featured for his country in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers against Guinea and Uganda, starting both of those matches, while he was also a part of the squad that suffered an early exit from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Bentaleb joined Les Dogues in August 2023 following Angers’ relegation from Ligue 1 at the end of the 2022-23 campaign and he made 34 appearances across all competitions for Bruno Genesio’s side last term.

However, the Lille native came down with an illness on Tuesday and was taken to a local hospital, with the club stating they are closely monitoring the welfare of their youth product.

“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 hospitalisation,” the French outfit said in a statement.

“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.”

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