World Cup: Max Meyer could be surprise selection in Germany squad
Schalke's 18-year-old midfielder Max Meyer could be a surprise member of Germany's World Cup squad.
Last Updated: 05/05/14 9:58am
Die Mannschaft coach Joachim Low will announce his provisional squad for Brazil on Thursday and, given his remarks in the Bild newspaper, Meyer would be well-advised not to book a holiday this summer.
"I've liked Max Meyer for many weeks now," Low said. "He's technically very strong, has no hang-ups and he's going to go a long way.
"I'm keeping an eye on several Schalke players."
Julian Draxler is expected to be named in Low's squad, while Leon Goretzka could make it a trio of Royal Blue midfielders in the Germany set-up if selected.
"He's a player with extraordinary talent," added Low. "He's still young, but he's already played in many positions."
Meyer has represented Germany at Under-19 level while Goretzka has already appeared three times for the Under-21s.