A year ago in the Olympic final, Germany lost to hosts Brazil in the penalty shoot-out, the young Max Meyer was dejected. He had a disappointing campaign with Schalke who spared poorly in the Bundesliga this season. But things turned in the European U-21 championship, where Meyer led Germany to the title in Poland. Germany beat the star-studded Spain side to add the trophy to their cabinet. The 21-year old thrashed his critics with his brilliance, also making into the best 11 of the tournament. His power packed performance has not only earned him some respect but also has made him busy with numerous Premier League clubs coming calling.
Max Meyer: A Player who gives his maximum
Still only 21, Meyer is a popular face in Germany. He broke into the first team at Schalke way back in 2013 and has earned over a 100 caps for the Royal Blues. Meyer is an attacking midfielder who also can adapt to play as a winger. In his time at Schalke he has put in 17 goals to his name, his capability can be judged by the fact that he was a part of 30 men shortlist for the 2014 World Cup, though he could not make a cut into the main team that time. Meyer has represented Germany at various levels and was also a part of the team that travelled to the Olympic Games. Meyer has exquisite passing skills and has the capability to tear defenses with his passing masterclass. The Schalke man recorded an exceptional 90% passing success in the Euro U-21.
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Wanted by Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal
The U-21 starlet has been a long term desire for Klopp and Pochettino, who are looking to prize away the star player from Schalke. The most recent addition to the list of teams interested in the man is Arsenal. The Revier Sport has reported that Wenger is also monitoring the situation to hack a move of the player. Wenger has been keen to add more to his midfield and Meyer can just prove to be a good choice to fit alongside fellow German Mesut Ozil. The player himself has not ruled out a move from Germany. Meyer said, “It is not the case that I want to leave come what may.” He further added, “As things stand, but you can never say for sure when you have one year left on your contract and the transfer window is open for another couple of months.”
What lies next for Meyer?
With an impressive campaign in the U-21 tournament, Max Meyer has stamped his class to the world. With Schalke having a disastrous last season, Meyer might prefer a move to greener pastures. His statements have alerted top clubs in England. Arsenal are also looking to cash in the player as they have uncertainty over Lemar and Alexis Sanchez. They know that Meyer has the capability to become a world-class midfielder and can prove to be a vital long term asset. As far as Schalke are concerned, they would like to purse as much as they can by the sale of the youngster. With Arsenal also jumping in the fight, it would be interesting where does Meyer decide to settle in.