By Dominic Toner
Tottenham are set to return for Schalke midfielder Max Meyer, according to a report.
The Sun claim that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is interested in signing the midfielder after he made a late move for him in the last transfer window.
It is understood that Bundesliga club Schalke were refusing to budge on a £45million asking price and Spurs signed Moussa Sissoko instead.
The report details that the north London club are prepared to make another move for Meyer at the end of the season, believing a deal will be more realistic then as his current contract expires in 2018.
Meyer is regarded as one of the biggest upcoming talents in Germany and has already made four appearances for the competitive national side.
The 21-year-old has made 146 appearances for German club Schalke since breaking through their academy, scoring 20 goals and supplying 22 assists in the process.
The attacking midfielder has developed into a regular in the Bundesliga and has never played out of Germany before.
Spurs are hopeful of competing for the Premier League title on a regular basis and Meyer could become their big name signing in the summer transfer window.
Football Insider verdict:
Tottenham could be able to get a cut-price deal for Max Meyer in the summer and he has the potential to become a star. Spurs currently have several talented attacking midfielders in their squad, with Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Goerges-Kevin N’Koudou and Heung-Min Son all competing for places. Meyer has proven his qualities in the Bundesliga and could be a good option for Mauricio Pochettino. The youngster is extremely hard working and has shown calmness in front of goal. Spurs want to be competing for the Premier League title and signing players of Meyer’s quality could send out a statement. He is still just 21 and would fit in well to Spurs’ youth policy.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club hope they can clinch an agreement with their 27-year-old first teamer.