Schalke midfielder Max Meyer may join Liverpool next season, after the Anfield club entered the race for his signature.
The young midfielder who has been called the “German Dele Alli’ looks set to join the Premier League, with his contract expiring next summer.
Jürgen Klopp has now decided to compete with rivals Everton and Tottenham for the signature of the young German.
The Liverpool coach has been scouting Meyer alongside his team mate Leon Goretzka for a long time now, but knows he would have to rival Europe’s biggest clubs if he wants to sign Goretzka.
Meyer has indicated that the chances of him renewing his current deal with Schalke is 50-50, and reports from Germany has indicated that the German could move for a cut-price deal of £17 million.
This would be a meagre sum to some of his suitors, particularly when one recalls that the club was demanding £45 million for the same player last season.
Despite the players desire to sign a new deal, his agent has indicated that his client’s career has made little progress recently and thinks a move away is best for him to help him rebuild his reputation.
Liverpool know that the player’s contract situation plays to their advantage and are hoping to sign him for £14 million.