Arsenal are reportedly one of many clubs keeping tabs on Germany international Max Meyer.
The Germany international joined Schalke from MSV Duisburg on a free transfer in 2008. His contract expires in the summer of 2018.
Max Meyer made 188 appearances across all competitions for Schalke, scoring 22 goals and supplying 24 assists in return.
The 22-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Germany.
Max Meyer has represented Germany at Under-15, Under-16, Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 61 caps and scoring 26 goals, before making his senior international debut in May 2013. As a member of Germany national football team, Meyer won four caps and he scored one goal.
The midfielder’s contract at Schalke is about to expire and a number of clubs are said to be monitoring his situation, with Arsenal showing the most concrete interest in an attempt to lure the player to their team.
The report details that Arsene Wenger feels his midfield currently lacks some bite and that he could strengthen when the transfer window re-opens.
According to Teamtalk via The Star, “Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will prioritise a deal for Schalke midfielder Max Meyer in the summer transfer window. The Star claims that Arsenal are ready to steal a march on their Premier rivals and secure Meyer in the summer. The 22-year-old is out of contract in the summer meaning he could be snapped up on a free transfer. However, the Gunners will face competition for his signature from the likes of Liverpool, Bayern Munich and AC Milan.”
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Max Meyer would reportedly be interested in a move this summer, but if Arsenal do want him, they will have to beat those other interested clubs to his signature.
If he turns out to be a star like many expect, it could be one of the club’s smartest transfers.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Arsenal come calling for Max Meyer in the summer.