Lucrative contract: Meyer signs with Crystal Palace
The English Boulevard linked him to Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal, instead Max Meyer will play for Crystal Palace. The move to London’s traditional club is now perfect, and the four-time international will receive a three-year contract until 2021 which, according to kicker information, will earn him around five million euros a year. In addition, there is a handshake for him and his advisor Roger Wittmann.
After nine years and 146 Bundesliga matches (17 goals, 17 assists) on Schalke – he had come from the youth of the MSV Duisburg as a 13-year-old in 2009 – Meyer had not wanted to extend his expiring contract in the spring, it came to an unpleasant separation including accusations of bullying and suspension. Now the 22-year-old changes non-remunerable, however the Schalker receives because of the change abroad a training compensation at a value of approximately 500,000 euro.
With the “European top team”, for which consultant Wittmann Meyer saw predestination, nothing became possible after weeks of searching for a club: While Schalke will be competing in the Champions League in 2018/19, for Meyer’s new club it is all about maintaining his class. In the pre-season the Londoners had spent twelve match days in last place before being rescued by coach Roy Hodgson – eleventh. The new season is not in danger of becoming any easier after the loss of some top performers.