After Barcelona dropped their pursuit of Schalke starlet Max Meyer, Arsenal and Liverpool have been encouraged to pursue the German international.
Reports from various sources in Spain have stated that Barcelona have rejected the chance to sign talented German midfielder Max Meyer. The Schalke midfielder has scored just once this season and is expected to leave his club in the summer.
The 22-year-old has already rejected two contract offers from his parent club and will assess his offers before deciding his future in the summer. He is expected to be the next Schalke product to make it big on the European stage, and it looks as though Arsenal and Liverpool are now leading the race for his signature.
Max Meyer, a midfielder for FC Schalke 04, has been offered to Barça. Pep Segura and Robert Fernández said "no thank you."
Barça believe another midfielder isn't needed, due to the signing of Arthur. The club will also promote Aleña to the first team next season. [md] pic.twitter.com/HP1zmc5GBw
— Barca Centre (@barcacentre) March 16, 2018
Barcelona give Arsenal and Liverpool transfer boost
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have rejected the chance to sign Meyer because of Arthur Melo’s deal being wrapped up already. The German isn’t a priority for Barcelona, who have already made up their plans for next season’s midfielders.
This news will be a welcome delight to Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger, both of whom are known to be big fans of the Schalke star. Barcelona’s rejection to sign the player are reportedly due to the fallout of discussions between the club and Meyer’s representatives.
Meyer will now be available for free in the summer, which leaves doors wide open for any club to approach him in the summer. The German would certainly add a lot of quality and youthful exuberance to any midfield in the world.
Author’s take –
Meyer would be a good deal for either Arsenal or Liverpool in the summer. He would be an excellent addition to both teams since both of them follow attacking philosophies and so he would fit in well at Merseyside or London. Given that he would be a free transfer, adds even more to the deal, in terms of value.