Liverpool Hopeful Of Agreeing €10m Deal For German Playmaker
Liverpool will table a €10m bid for Max Meyer before the weekend are are hopeful that will be enough to persuade Schalke to cash-in on the talented playmaker
As we approach the opening of the summer window clubs will be intensifying their efforts in the transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Liverpool are linked with Max Meyer.
Liverpool will table a €10m bid for Max Meyer before the weekend are are hopeful that will be enough to persuade Schalke to cash-in on the talented playmaker, according to reports today.
Meyer has emerged as one of the most highly-rated youngsters in Germany since breaking into the Schalke first team in 2013, and he established himself as an important part of Jens Kellers starting eleven last season scoring seven goals in his 41 appearances.
His impressive form saw the 18-year-old make his debut for the German senior national team last month and he was named in Joachim Loew’s provisional 30-man Wolrd Cup squad before narrowly missing out on a place in the final 23.
It appears he’s also caught the eye of of Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers with the Metro citing reports coming out of Germany that claim the Reds have been scouting Meyer for several months and will now table a formal €10m (£8m) offer before the weekend.
The newspaper suggests that Liverpool are hopeful a deal can be agreed at that price as they will pay the entire fee up-front and will also include several add-ons that will be triggered if Meyer helps the club win trophies, while they have also promised the Bundesliga outfit a percentage of any sell-on fee.
It’s doubtful that a straight forward €10m deal would be enough to persuade Schalke to sell, but the inclusion of various add-ons and the sell-on percentage could be enough to tempt them to cash in on one of their most promising young talents.
However, even if Liverpool are successful in agreeing a deal with Schalke they could still have a fight on their hands to lure Meyer to Anfield. The youngster was said to have turned down a potential switch to Chelsea back in January as he feared his first-team chances at Stamford Bridge would be limited, so it’s likely Rodgers is going to have to offer him guaranteed game-time if he wants him to accept a switch to Merseyside this summer.
That’s not going to be easy when you consider the caliber of player he’ll be up against. Meyer is an attacking midfielder who predominantly plays in the middle but can also play out wide, so he’d be competing with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez next season, as well as any other summer additions the club make over the coming weeks.
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