Attacker refuses to rule out move amid reports linking him with Arsenal switch

By on August 3, 2017

According to the Metro, attacker Max Meyer has refused to rule out leaving Schalke amid reports Arsenal are among the clubs vying for his signature this summer.

Meyer has been with Schalke his entire career having progressed through the youth ranks and is considered as one of the best young players in German football right now.

The 21-year-old has been a firm fixture in the Schalke team in recent years and has also represented Germany at senior level so he’s certainly got a huge future ahead of him if he stays on the right track.

It appears he could be set for a change of scenery soon as Meyer has just one year left on his contract and has turned down Schalke’s latest offer to tie him down to an extension.

The uncertainty has led to interest from the Premier League with the Metro claiming that Arsenal have joined Liverpool in the chase to try and lure the attacker to England this summer.

The newspaper says Schalke may be tempted to cash-in rather than lose Meyer for nothing in 12 months time and the player himself has now refused to rule out the possibility of a move before the window slams shut.

Meyer is quoted as saying by the Metro:

‘Let’s see what happens. I declined the [contract] offer because I was not satisfied with my personal situation.

‘I just saw no chance to develop. It would have been the wrong step, however, because the overall situation has changed.

‘I am completely open on my future. Let’s see what happens. It is not the case that I will definitely go.

‘I never said I would change clubs – let alone this summer – I just did not renew the contract. I am really looking forward to the new season and I am happy to be here.’

The German youngster is a versatile attacker who can play anywhere across the front three behind the striker so he’d be a great asset to the squad if we could win the race for his signature.

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It doesn’t sound like he’s going to sign an extension any time soon so Meyer should be available at a reasonable price so I think he’d certainly be worth a punt if Arsene Wenger decides to formalise his interest this summer.