In what has been a crazy summer of transfer madness both at home and abroad, Tottenham have so far kept their powder dry as they look to build upon a couple of impressive Premier League campaigns.
Daniel Levy is all about finding quality young players at a reasonable price and there don’t seem to be too many of them readily available at the moment.
That could be about to change if reports in the Daily Mirror are to be believed, however, with long-term target Max Meyer now entering the final year of his contract at Schalke.
Part of the Germany side that won the European Under-21 Championship this summer, the talented playmaker did enough to secure a place in UEFA’s prestigious ‘Team of the Tournament’.
Already a full international for his country, the 21-year-old is vastly experienced for a player of his age, having clocked up more than 100 appearances in his Bundesliga career to date:
|POS: MID||AGE: 21Y 10M|
|HEIGHT: 5FT 6IN||WEIGHT: 10ST 7LB|
Last season was a disappointing one for both player and club, with Meyer managing just a single top-flight goal and only one assist for the mid-table finishers.
Far more of the youngster’s ability was showcased in the previous three campaigns, however, as a total of 26 Bundesliga goals were either scored or assisted by the potential superstar:
|21Y 10M||AGE||25Y 5M|
|5FT 6IN||HEIGHT||5FT 10IN|
|10ST 7LB||WEIGHT||11ST 7LB|
|BL | S04 |||| TOT | PL|
|06/16 - 06/17||06/16 - 06/17|
Similar in style to Christian Eriksen, albeit more comfortable running with the ball, the 21-year-old is at home operating anywhere in support of a central striker, though his struggles last season suggest that the German may well begin life on the bench.