Tottenham look to complete record signing on deadline day - report
By Joe Nelson
Tottenham are looking at smashing their transfer record with the deadline-day signing of Schalke sensation Max Meyer, according to a report.
German publication Blid claim that Spurs are preparing to submit a £38.4million bid for the services of the 20-year-old to land him before the Wednesday night cut-off.
It is said that Tottenham are offering Meyer a deal worth £6.8million-a-year plus bonuses.
Spurs’ record signing currently stands at £30million, which was for Erik Lamela in the summer of 2013. But if this move goes through it would comfortably beat that mark.
Despite his age, Meyer already has 96 appearances in Germany’s top flight, scoring 16 goals and providing 14 assists in the process.
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Mayer graduated through the youth ranks at Schalke and has been with the club since 2009, where he joined from MSV Duisburg.
He was a key part of the Germany side that went on to win a Silver medal at this year’s Rio 2016 Olympics and scored his penalty in the shoot-out loss to Brazil.
Jochim Low has also included him in the Germany squad for the upcoming international break, where the world champions will entertain Finland, before travelling to Scandinavia to face Norway.
The diminutive attacking midfielder has two years left on his current contract at Schalke and would represent a huge statement of intent from Mauricio Pochettino and his men.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Spurs have submitted a late window bid for this £35m-rated attacker.