Spurs are involved in some hectic last minute transfer activity. After a rumored move for Real Madrid midfielder Isco failed to materialize, they have now submitted a massive €45 million bid to Bundesliga club Schalke for one of their brightest young prospects Max Meyer.
Tottenham Hotspur made two key early signings in striker Vincent Janssen and central midfielder Victor Wanyama, but their hunt for an attacking midfielder has led to some frantic activity in the final day of the 2016 summer transfer window.
They were strongly linked with a late move for Real Madrid midfielder Isco. However, it looks highly unlikely that the club can pull off the move, as the Spaniard is now believed to be more interested in rejoining former club Malaga.
On deadline day, Spurs have turned their attentions to the Bundesliga in one last ditch effort to sign a quality attacker. They are now on the verge of submitting a €45 million bid for Schalke youngster Max Meyer, according to German publication Bild.
Die Knappen have recently signed 26-year-old Ukranian winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, and the report states that the club are looking at him as Meyer’s possible replacement.
Max Meyer was the captain of the German national team for the 2016 summer Olympics, guiding a largely inexperienced team to a silver medal. However, the youngster has been a permanent fixture in Schalke’s attack for the past three seasons.
Meyer is a product of Schalke’s renowned Knappenschmeide academy, which has produced the likes of Mesut Ozil, Manuel Neuer and Julian Draxler among others.
The 20-year-old was a precocious talent, making his club debut at the age of 17 and receiving his first international cap at 18. He has since gone on to make 125 appearances for Die Knappen, scoring 19 goals.
The attacking midfielder had been linked with Liverpool earlier in the transfer window, but there hasn’t been much talk of him leaving the club this summer. He is a technically gifted and skillful player with potential to grow into one of the top players in his position.
Tottenham have failed to make headway in their hunt for an attacking midfielder, with their most recent target Oliver Burke joining RB Leipzig from Nottingham Forest.
It is no surprise that they’ve gone all out with this late bid, and Schalke will seriously be considering their massive offer of €45 million.