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Tottenham target’s value drops 50% in 12 months, £17.5m ace plus Serie A midfield star on radar

Tottenham are reportedly set to make a £17.5m bid for Schalke star Max Meyer, but the German U21 ace isn’t the only player on their agenda.

After falling short of their ultimate objectives the last two seasons, Spurs will be ready to add the missing few pieces to put themselves in a stronger position to win silverware next season.

According to The Sun, Meyer could be part of that strategy, as he looks set to be the subject of a £17.5m bid from Tottenham which is a significant reduction to what they were told to pay last summer.

The Germany U21 star was valued at £39m by the Bundesliga side 12 months ago, but after the 21-year-old refused to sign a new contract and with just a year remaining on his deal now, it has left the club in a vulnerable position with Tottenham potentially now set to take advantage.

It’s added that Spurs went to scout Meyer during his recent outing in the U21 European Championship, and ultimately he fits the bill for the north London giants for various reasons. Aside from the fact that he’s a talented player who can fit into Mauricio Pochettino’s plans, he’s still young and so will see his value increase in the years to come and so Spurs could likely make a healthy profit if they chose to.

Meanwhile, talkSPORT report that Fiorentina midfielder Matias Vecino is also a Tottenham target this summer, with Pochettino said to be keen on midfield reinforcements in the event that Eric Dier moves on.

The 25-year-old was an almost ever-present for the Viola last season and would certainly be a steady and consistent addition to the squad to add depth and quality, although he won’t be cheap as Fiorentina are in a strong position with his contract running until 2021.

Nevertheless, the priority will likely be to keep Dier if possible, with Manchester United specifically mentioned in the report as a possible destination.

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