As reported by The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur have identified their next big signing target, highly rated German midfielder Max Meyer of Schalke.
Max Meyer is about to enter the last year of his contract and according to The Sun, that’s renewed Spurs’ interest in the midfielder after they tried to sign him in August.
That summer move is said to have broken down due to Schalke’s inability to find a replacement in time and the fact they wouldn’t negotiate from their £45m starting valuation for the German.
Quoted by The Sun, Meyer acknowledged those rumours recently, saying: “I know that interest was there and the club was asked. But Schalke immediately put a stop to it. So the matter was settled. Of course, I have dealt with it. But I also know what I have at Schalke, and I like to play for this club.”
Given the circumstances of his contract, Spurs are willing to go back to the German club with a new £30m offer.
At the age of just 21, Max Meyer has already made quite the impact for club and country.
Already making close to 150 appearances for Schalke, he’s scored 20 goals in the process. That’s a lot of experience for an attacking midfielder so young, perhaps showing that he’s ready to play first-team football from the off at Tottenham Hotspur.
He’s made that transition from club football into the German national team, winning 4 caps and scoring his first international goal just this August.
Part of the Olympic team that won silver in Rio, he scored 4 goals across the 6 games he played, including one in the Final.
All of this certainly demonstrates he has a bright future in the game and at the reported £30m, could be a bargain in the grand scheme of things if he reaches his potential.