Schalke midfielder Max Meyer looks to be on his way out the club this Summer.
The twenty-two year old is out of contract at the end of the season and has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield to join Liverpool when his deal expires.
And things look to have turned sour for him at the Bundesliga club after he accused sporting director Christian Heidel of “bullying” him.
“I simply did not want to stay with Schalke and work under Heidel.” he told Bild.
“It’s all about this. Lately, it just feels like bullying to me.” he added.
Heidel responded quickly to dismiss the notion that he was pressuring Meyer into extending his contract with the club currently second in the German league.
“We can’t tolerate such statements and such behaviour.” he said.
“We are upset more by his accusations of bullying, which we strongly deny, than his untrue allegations.
“Schalke 04 have always behaved correctly to Max Meyer.” he finished.
Schalke head coach Domenico Tedesco has said that he is not certain why the relationship between Meyer and the club have taken a turn for the worse and that thought the midfielder “felt at home” with them.
“My impression for a long time was that Max felt at home here.” he said.
“That’s what he expressed to the coaching staff.
“I’m disappointed at his personal attacks and can’t fully understand them as they simply don’t add up.” he finished.
There are Liverpool supporters who are hoping that Jurgen Klopp can take advantage of the situation by lining up a deal to bring his compatriot to Anfield.
Would you like to see Max Meyer at #LFC ?
— Jason Roberts (@Ja5onRoberts) April 30, 2018
Liverpool please get that Max Meyer signing!!😢😢😦😦🙌🙌 #LFC
— Jadel👑🌊 (@I_Am_Artanis) May 1, 2018
Max Meyer will be a star for #lfc
— RÖHiT💀57👑 (@PogProdigy) May 1, 2018
Max Meyer #LFC
— Tommy. 🐯 (@Tommylaostar) April 30, 2018
announce meyer @LFC
— v (@vinixciws) April 30, 2018
— Jake Serafini (@JakeSerafini) April 28, 2018
hope you didnt forget about meyer @LFC
— Sonny lim (@sonny__lim) April 27, 2018