Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Tottenham Hotspur Interested German Midfield Sensation From Schalke: Can He Improve The Squad?

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Anirban Sarkar
Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.

Tottenham Hotspur are pretty well placed this season at the moment and have been in good form so far. They are sitting quite comfortably in the third place are in no mood to rush things. They had a pretty spirited summer transfer window as the North Londoners brought a number of quality signings in the likes of Davinson Sanchez and Serge Aurier.

Mauricio Pochettino has a different philosophy when it comes to picking up players. The Argentine gaffer has always looked at value for money signings and the likes of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen are the prime examples of that.

According to reports, Spurs are interested in Max Meyer of Schalke. The 22-year-old attacking midfielder had been a prime target for the North London giants but they failed to lure him to the Wembley which is their temporary home at this moment. Pochettino was so impressed by the player, that he was ready to break the bank as Spurs were preparing a staggering £17.5 million offer for the youngster, but the move never happened.

The Germany international’s contract will expire at the end of this season and he has already turned down the chance to extend his stay at the German club. This could be a golden opportunity for Spurs but it won’t be an easy task for them as a number of elite clubs have been lining up bids for him.

Spurs invested pretty heavily in the summer but Pochettino failed to address a very important matter. Eriksen is no doubt one of the best playmakers in the world currently but there is not enough quality on the side if the team are to survive without him.

The core of the team is attached to the Danish international and a perfect backup for him would be a welcome move for the player himself. The likes of Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-Min can play in that position but none of them has the sharpness and creativity to replicate Eriksen’s performance.

Meyer has made a name for himself, scoring goals consistently in the Bundesliga and that is what exactly a team like Tottenham craves for. He has played a big role since he burst onto the scene and is expected to continue his development for the next few years.

With the World Cup scheduled to take place next year, the 22-year-old will be very eager to book a seat on the flight to Russia. Can a move to Tottenham help his cause?

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