Bundesliga young star Max Meyer looks certain to move to the Premier League in the summer and Liverpool are ready to join the battle for the services of the player dubbed the ‘German Dele Alli”.
The main competition we face are from Tottenham and Everton. Hopefully Klopp’s knowledge and clout within the German League will put us at the top of the list.
Jurgen Klopp has twice watched the 21-year-old recently, ironically after running the rule over another Schalke star, Leon Goretzka (who Klopp rates highly, but is being pursued by some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Bayern Munich).
By the end of the season Meyer will have just a year left on his current contract, Schalke now realise they will have to sell at a cut-price if he doesn’t put pen to paper on a new deal. In fact just recently Meyer said he was now “50-50” on whether to stay or go.
Reports in his home country suggest Schalke would now listen to offers of around £17million for the attacking midfielder. With Liverpool believing they could get Meyer for as little as £14m!! This is a massive decrease on their initial valuation of £45m last summer when Spurs were rumoured to have made an approach.
Meyer burst onto the international scene when he won his first cap in 2014, and he was in the provisional squad for the World Cup that year which Joachim Low’s men won.
But, after captaining his country to the Rio Olympics’ football final last summer, limited opportunities with his club side have cost him his place in the full national squad.
He was once regarded as the brightest prospect in German football, however Meyer fell out with Schalke coach Markus Weinzierl this season after he criticised him after a defeat by Bayern. “I know from the past that he appreciates me as a player. After my first derby against BVB – scoring a goal when I was 18 – he publicly expressed praise for me. This is a nice feeling when such a great coach says that.”
Meyer’s agents have indicated he’s becoming more disillusioned with a lack of progress at the club. Hoping he can force his way back into the international scene with a move to a top European Club – Which inadvertently rules out Tottenham and Everton 😁