The Blues wants to add yet another attacking midfielder to their ranks!
Schalke’s sporting director has admitted that Premier League giants Chelsea are interested in signing his Bundesliga side’s wonderkid Max Meyer, reports the Daily Star.
The 18-year-old is regarded as one of the most promising young attacking footballers in Europe, and suitably impressed Jose Mourinho during Chelsea’s past two Champions League group fixtures against Schalke.
“There is no official offer from Chelsea at this time, but I have heard of their interest,” Horst Heldt told German publication Kicker.
This season, Meyer has scored four goals in 15 appearances, alerting many elite clubs to his undeniable talent.
The wonderkid began to earn a regular place when Lews Holtby joined Spurs this January, and now Meyer could well be joining him in moving to England.
Surely for Meyer, a move to Chelsea at this point in his career would not be advisable. With £33m Brazilian Willian, and consecutive Chelsea Player of the Year Juan Mata both struggling for regular game time, Meyer would barely get a sniff of first-team action at Stamford Bridge for the foreseeable future.
If a transfer did occur, Meyer could well be loaned out like a host of Chelsea’s other young stars, like Romelu Lukaku at Everton, and Kevin De Bruyne at Werder Bremen last season.
The youngster has very good technical attributes, and possesses the ability to play onrushing strikers through on goal with intricate passes or delicate lofted through-balls. In this aspect, he has more similarities with Juan Mata than Oscar or Eden Hazard for example, but has all the talent to eventually establish himself as one of football’s elite creative influences.