According to reports from Football.London, rumoured Tottenham transfer target Max Meyer has announced that he will not sign a new contract at Schalke, with his current deal running out in just 8 months time.
Back in May, German outlet Bild released an article claiming that the 21 year old was unwilling to extend his stay with the Bundesliga side, while Spurs began to be linked with the midfielder in June soon after.
The versatile youngster is now living up to Bild’s billing, having stated his intentions to leave Schalke in an interview with German newspaper Funke Mediengruppe, where he said:
“I also said before the European Under-21 Championship that I could not accept the contract offer.”
“So we are where we are. As things stand there are no talks. So as things stand I will now move next year free of charge.”
The promising midfield prospect will now be available to sign on a pre-contract in January for free, which would be a remarkable bargain considering Schalke had placed a £38 million price-tag on the German, which matches Tottenham’s record figure paid.
According to Football.London, both Premier League title hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool will be monitoring the 21 year old’s situation in Germany, in the hopes of bagging the youngster’s signature ahead of a hectic Summer transfer window.
If Tottenham’s interest is true, do you think we should make a move for Meyer, given he’d arrive free of charge? Or do you think Spurs should press forth with their plans to sign Everton’s Ross Barkley at a cut-down price?
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