According to reports from Football London, Tottenham Hotspur have taken the lead over Liverpool and German club TSG Hoffenheim in the race to sign German starlet Max Meyer.
The Schalke attacker has been linked heavily with a move away in the summer as he has entered the final twelve months of his existing contract with the club with no intentions of extending his stay.
His contract situation has put several clubs on high alert, as he is likely to be available for a fee of £17million. The 21-year old was watched by a host of scouts in the recently concluded UEFA U-21 European Championships as Germany went on to lift the trophy, beating England U-21 in the semi-finals along the way.
We have been heavily linked with a move for Meyer with reports claiming that we had made an enquiry for the German last summer as well, only to be put off by the £39million price tag that Schalke quoted back then. However, with just less than a year left on his contract, the German club seem to have changed their stance and are willing to offload the player for only £17million.
Meyer did not have the best of seasons last time around, as he managed to score just 4 goals and set 2 up for his club across all competitions. But he is very highly-rated in the German footballing circles and was also the captain of the Germany team that won the silver medal in the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Someone who can play anywhere in the attacking line, he is best suited to a No.10 role and has the guile and creativity to create opportunities for the rest of his attack-minded teammates.
Our Premier League rivals, Liverpool, are also said to be in the race to sign the youngster. But with the amount of players that they have in positions where Meyer can play, and the recent arrival of Mohamed Salah as well, could discourage the 21-year old from considering a switch to Anfield, especially with the World Cup just around the corner.
With Poch keen on adding more creative talents to his rank, Meyer does fit the profile of the type of player we are in the market for.
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