Arsenal will not be an Arsene Wenger team anymore as the veteran French boss announced his departure upon the completion of the ongoing campaign. The fans were demanding his dismissal for seasons but his glorious realm at North London is hard to ignore and deserves applauds from every football fanatic across the globe.
A summer overhaul is expected under Wenger’s successor and although the club is still weighing up options to carry on his legacy, the management has one eye set in the transfer market and the availability of the 22-year-old German youngster Max Meyer on a Bosman deal has gathered strong rumours of late. Arsenal, a long-term admirer of the Schalke 04 midfielder, is reportedly keen on bringing him at Emirates in summer as the German outfit have officially declared the news of his egress.
“Max Meyer will definitely leave Schalke this summer.
“We’re dealing with the situation very professionally.
“It’s all been very amicable.”
Club’s sporting director Christian Heidel stated while having a press conference on Thursday.
Meyer has represented Germany in several youth ranks and also made his senior debut back in 2014. He joined the Bundesliga side at the age of 14 and has made 191 appearances so far across all competitions netting 22 times. He is versatile, can play in an attacking midfield role, more centrally and also as a deep-lying playmaker. He has all the traits to be a future star and replace veteran Santi Cazorla whose career is nearing its premature conclusion following cruel injury setbacks.
Liverpool, on the other hand, have monitored the starlet pretty closely and the influence of Jurgen Klopp might excite Meyer to play for his fellow countryman at Anfield. The charismatic German gaffer successfully brought in Joel Matip from Schalke on a free transfer but failed to convince Leon Goretzka who opted to move to the German giants Bayern Munich. The inevitable departure of Emre Can and the injury nightmare of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain might force Klopp to bring in an array of midfield options in summer alongside Naby Keita and the profile of the German international might lead the Anfield boss to join the race alongside his league counterparts.
Arsenal, therefore, should act faster to tie down the youngster before it gets further complicated and must not allow others to strike a deal ahead of them.