Bundesliga star chased by top European clubs

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Schalke midfielder Max Meyer is a target for host European clubs

A midfielder without a single goal or an assist in the league isn’t one you’d expect to see being linked with a moves to clubs in the Premier League’s top six.

Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal alongside La Liga giants FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are interested in signing him for free.

Meyer has gone from being deployed as an attacking midfielder to being utilised as a deep-lying playmaker. It was the change he needed to get his career back on track after an underwhelming 2016/17 campaign.

However, the Bundesliga club now have a difficult situation to deal with. The 22-year-old’s current contract expires in the summer and he’s yet to decide where his future lies. After losing Leon Goretzka to Bayern, now Meyer is Europe’s most wanted and he may even be a greater loss to Schalke than Goretzka.

Schalke CEO Christian Heidel said: “Max will be deciding shortly if he wants to stay at Schalke past the summer.

“Max is very happy here, Schalke is his home, we will try to make it him as comfortable financially as possible. He is playing the best season of his life, and the coach has found a position for him that Max didn’t believe he could play. Personally, I didn’t think he could either.”

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