Tottenham Hotspur joined Arsenal in sending scouts to watch Schalke midfielder Max Meyer in action over the weekend, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The 22-year-old has been linked to the Gunners for some time, but now it appears that Spurs have also taken a keen interest in the German talent.
Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo claims that both North London outfits sent representatives to watch Meyer in Schalke’s 1-0 victory over Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
As well as the Premier League clubs, it is believed that scouts from Atletico Madrid and Barcelona were also in the ground to keep a close eye on the midfielder, who did not perform at his best level during the game.
Overall, though, the young player has been impressing this season having started 19 matches in the Bundesliga, and it seems that there will be a fight for his signature when his contract expires at the end of the season.
At the moment, there is no indication that Meyer plans to sign fresh terms at Schalke.
If this was purely based on silverware, then Arsenal would be streets ahead of their North London rivals, but on current form and future prospects, Tottenham are edging it.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men are likely to finish above the Gunners in the Premier League table for the second season in a row as they have a 12-point advantage over their enemy.
The trophy cabinet may be rather bare, but Spurs are shaping themselves into genuine title contenders and they are more than holding their own in the Champions League.
The attack-minded team have a bright future as they plan to move into a new state-of-the-art stadium for the 2018-19 campaign, while Arsenal are in danger of missing out on the top four two years on the trot.
A young player like Meyer could thrive in Pochettino’s team, and given the predicament facing Arsene Wenger and his future at Arsenal, it would make more sense for the midfielder to join Spurs if his choice was limited to the North London outfits.