The giants of the Premier League have today been put on red alert, following an admission from the Sporting Director of Bundesliga outfit Schalke regarding the future of Max Meyer.
Meyer, a 22-year-old German international midfielder, has been on the books of Schalke since 2009, when he joined the club’s youth academy from Duisberg.
After breaking into the club’s first-team setup in 2013, Meyer has since gone on to rack up 145 appearances in the German top-flight, notching 18 goals and 12 assists over the course of his Bundesliga career to date.
However, Meyer’s contract at the Arena AufSchalke is set to expire this summer, with no progress having been made to this point regarding a renewal.
And, as per an update courtesy of Schalke Sporting Director Christian Heidel this afternoon, Meyer’s 9-year stint with Die Knappen looks certain to come to an end this summer, with Heidel having explained to reporters:
‘At the moment we can and must expect that Max leaves the club in the summer. Everything suggests that.’
‘At the moment there is no offer from us and no wish from Max to have a conversation again.’
Meyer’s impending free agent status is set to alert a number of Premier League clubs this afternoon, with all of Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham having been linked with moves for the 4-time capped international.
Along with the aforementioned English sides, Juventus, Barcelona and Bayern Munich have also been named as contenders for Meyer’s signature, with numerous reports earlier this year having even gone as far as to suggest that the gifted midfielder had already given his word to Bundesliga champions Bayern regarding a summer switch to the Allianz Arena.