For a free signing, Arsenal could do a lot worse than Max Meyer

Arsenal and Liverpool are set to battle over free agent Max Meyer according to Transfermarketweb.

What’s the story?

The 22-year-old midfielder is a product of the Schalke youth system but he refused to extend his contract with the German club and now is a free agent.

The German international made 24 appearances in the Bundesliga last season and is valued at £16.2million on Transfermarkt.

According to the report, Jurgen Klopp was interested in signing the young talent last summer, and now Liverpool and Arsenal are both considering making an offer for the free agent.

Where should he go?

Both Liverpool and Arsenal have strengthened in central midfield this summer and it’s hard to see Meyer breaking into Klopp’s team.

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However, with Arsenal having a wealth of talent in attacking midfield but lacking more complete midfielders, Meyer could oust Granit Xhaka and partner new signing Lucas Torreira in the middle.

As a free signing, there would be little risk, but Unai Emery might want to clear out some dead wood first to make way for another midfielder in the squad.