Tottenham are preparing a £38m bid for Schalke starlet Max Meyer, 20.
The midfielder shone as Germany won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, scoring four goals in six appearances.
Meyer has been a regular fixture of the Schalke first team since making his debut against 1.FSV Mainz in February 2013. Ironically, his chance to break into the senior side came following the sale of Lewis Holtby to Tottenham the previous summer.
Since then, he has made 95 Bundesliga appearances and scored 16 times. According to German newspaper Bild, Schalke’s director of football, Christian Heidel, is minded to accept a large offer for the youngster, believing it to be too good to refuse.
The north London club are ready to offer Meyer a five-year deal worth £7m per year.
Meyer has been capped at every international level from Under-15s upwards, winning his first – and so far, only – full cap against Poland in May 2014. Since then he has been a regular for the Under-21’s, winning 17 caps.
Whilst Spurs have been busy shipping out those players they no longer require, Mauricio Pochettino has so far, only added Victor Wanyama, 25, and Vincent Janssen, 23, to his squad.
If another title challenge is to emerge, the Argentinean boss wants more additions on what promises to be a busy day at White Hart Lane.
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