Report: Liverpool monitoring 21-year-old playmaker, PL rivals line up £17.5m move
By Derek Smithson
Liverpool are monitoring Germany Under-21 international Max Meyer at the European Championships, according to a report.
The Daily Star claim that the Reds are tracking the playmaker at the Under-21s tournament where Germany have set up a semi-final showdown against England on Tuesday.
It is understood that Jurgen Klopp could still be interested in signing the 21-year-old Schalke ace, despite only recently completing a deal for winger Mohamed Salah from Roma.
The Sun have already reported that Tottenham are set to make a £17.5million move for Meyer after he refused to sign a new deal with the Bundesliga club.
Spurs representatives are also present in Poland at the Under-21s major tournament and the two Premier League clubs could now battle for his signature.
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Meyer has just one year remaining with German club Schalke and wants to leave them after graduating through their academy.
The attacking midfielder has already made 164 senior appearances for Schalke and is well known for his technical ability.
He is one of the star performers in Germany’s youth team and has also represented the national side at senior level.
Football Insider verdict:
Meyer is a very talented playmaker that looks destined for the Premier League and Liverpool should try win the race for him ahead of Spurs. The 21-year-old already has brilliant experience in the German top flight and is a player that Klopp will be well aware of. He is not yet the finished article and suffered a slight dip in form last season, but has show during his short career so far that he has a footballing brain. Meyer would certainly thrive under either Klopp or Mauricio Pochettino, but the former must convince the player that Anfield would be a better option. Liverpool should rival Spurs’ £17.5m move for Meyer and he would help form a brilliant selection of attacking talents ahead of next season.
In other Liverpool transfer news, they are in a battle with Arsenal for a 23-year-old striker.
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