Tottenham are interested in signing Germany international Max Meyer before tonight’s transfer deadline, according to German newspaper Kicker.
The Schalke midfielder recently scored for Germany in the Olympics football final against Brazil, where he captained his nation to a silver medal.
Spurs have already done business with Schalke this summer, agreeing to loan Nabil Bentaleb to the Bundesliga club. Schalke also signed ex-Tottenham midfielder Benjamin Stambouli earlier this month.
Meyer, 20, has made 95 appearances for Schalke, scoring 16 goals.
According to the report, Schalke could ask for up to £38 million for Meyer. Given that Spurs balked at Newcastle’s £30 million valuation of Moussa Sissoko, it’s unlikely the club will sanction another big money move.
But Meyer has age on his side. It’s possible Tottenham are willing to spend big on a player with re-sale value. They were perhaps put off by 27-year-old Sissoko’s age.
The report also claims Schalke hope to hold on to their remaining star players after seeing Leroy Sane depart for Manchester City in the current window.
£38 million could be enough, however, to bring Meyer to White Hart Lane. What do you think? Should Spurs pay up?