Recent reports have linked the Schalke forward, Max Meyer with a possible move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer. The German International has had a difficult run with Schalke this season and his discontent has apparently created quite a stir of interest from many bigwigs.
Pochettino will want to add quality alongside Harry Kane and also to take some pressure off from the English international and the addition of the Schalke forward is seen as a viable option by the Argentine coach.
The Schalke forward has recently refused to sign a new contract with only a year remaining on it and the club officials are presently looking forward to cashing in on the youngster rather than losing him for free next summer.
Let’s take a look at the stats of the youngster and evaluate the contribution that the German would make in Pochettino’s vibrant young side.
The 21-year-old has made 39 appearances for the Bundesliga club scoring 2 goals and 5 assists. Not quite impressive, the youngster has struggled with his form and fitness this season in front of the goal which has contributed to his miserly stats this season.
The Schalke forward has maintained a pass success of 85.2% and has contributed a total of 46 key passes for his team this past season, showcasing the player has the composure and skill to build-up play upfront.
The player is also adept at playing in various positions up front in the attacking third and midfield which goes to show the player is versatile and dynamic when it comes to playing in the attacking third or in the midfield.
The German international is quite good in ball control but his crossing abilities and defensive contribution has been criticised more often than not and needs further improvement.
The player certainly has a long way to go before becoming a finished product. (Stats via WhoScored)
What’ll he bring to the Club?
Seeing the stats of the player, it seems the German International would make for a tricky transfer if it does go through. Although Pochettino might want to strengthen and try to bolster his squad strength keeping an eye for the domestic and European games on the horizon next season.
Also the shrewd Argentine might be able to extract the best out of the youngster as he has done many times at Tottenham during his reign.
Nonetheless, this is one transfer that totally depends on Pochettino and would surely surprise a few if it did come through.