Schalke youngster Max Meyer has opened the door on a move to the Premier League after admitting there is a “50-50” chance he will leave in the summer.
The 21-year-old has been linked with a move to Tottenham in the past, while the Daily Mirror claims “Meyer is also well known to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp” – presumably because they are both German!
Meyer’s contract expires in June 2018 and he admitted that contract negotiations having stalled between the club and his representatives,
Asked about his future at the weekend, Meyer said: “There have been no further talks”. And when he was asked whether he wants to extend his contract, he added: “Why not? I can imagine both. The odds are 50-50. ”
Meyer, the Germany Under-21 captain has made four senior appearances at international level, and he has played 32 times this season for Schalke, scoring twice and collecting four assists.
The attacking midfielder, who was rated in the £30million bracket last year, with longer on his contract, admitted last summer that a move to the Premier League would suit him.
“If I left Schalke and was going to play football in any other league in Europe I would like to move to England,” Meyer said in June 2016.
Another Schalke star who could also be leaving is Leon Goretzka, with both Arsenal and Tottenham keen, while Sead Kolasinac has yet to sign a new contract and is wanted by a host of Premier League and European clubs.