By Emma Sanders
Liverpool are set to join the race to sign Bundesliga sensation Max Meyer, according to reports.
Le Sport 10 claim the 21 year-old is on the radar of the Merseysiders in addition to a number of other top clubs including Barcelona.
It is said that that Meyer was a target of Jurgen Klopp during his time as manager of Borussia Dortmund in Germany and could now be a transfer target for Liverpool.
Tottenham were linked with a late August swoop for Meyer and the player has revealed that Mauricio Pochettino’s side showed strong interest in prising him from Gelsenkirchen.
“I know that there was interest and the club was asked, but Schalke immediately put a stop to it. So the matter was settled,” he told Sport Bild, as quoted by the Mirror.
“Of course I’ve dealt with it. I know what I have at Schalke and I like to play for this club.”
The young midfielder has been impressive for Schalke in the Bundesliga and is regarded as one of the brightest talents in the country.
He was involved heavily during Germany’s Rio 2016 Olympic tournament campaign and has already won three senior international caps for his country.
Meyer has already made 13 first team appearances for Schalke so far this season, including five starts in the Bundesliga and two in the Europa League.
The midfielder scored during Schalke’s recent 3-0 victory against Mainz, playing the full 90 minutes and was only substituted in stoppage time in his side’s 3-1 victory against Werder Bremen on Sunday.
The talented midfielder has come through the ranks at the academy after joining the youth system in 2009 and has gone on to represent Germany in every international age group from the under-15s onwards, notching up a total of 57 appearances for his country.
In other Liverpool news, the club’s latest academy starlet produced another stunning international display on Thursday.