Crystal Palace have been deemed to have gotten one thing of a coup once they introduced in former Germany worldwide Max Meyer on a free switch in 2018.
The attacking midfielder made the transfer to Selhurst Park after making almost 200 appearances for Schalke, having damaged into the Germany nationwide crew as a youngster because of his spectacular performances with Die Königsblauen.
Meyer hit 22 objectives and 23 assists throughout his time at Schalke and was reportedly tracked by Liverpool and Arsenal, so there appeared little to counsel that he wouldn’t be a success with the Eagles.
Certainly, journalist Ronan Murphy held that viewpoint upon his arrival within the capital, saying: “Meyer shall be a wonderful participant for Palace, and has all of the expertise to be the most effective signing of the season within the Premier League. His passing, imaginative and prescient, and playmaking is great.”
Nonetheless, that couldn’t have been farther from the reality, with the midfield enduring an extremely robust stint in England.
He would make simply 56 appearances throughout his time at Selhurst Park, contributing two objectives and three assists, earlier than he was launched from his contract with no revenue made in any respect.
From there, he would have transient spells with FC Koln, Fenerbahce and FC Midtjylland, earlier than transferring to his present membership FC Luzern in the summertime.
Was Meyer ever adequate?
It has been a promising begin to life in Switzerland for the previous wonderkid, with two objectives in his first 5 appearances however it’s nonetheless a far cry from the profession many anticipated him to have when he first burst onto the scene with Schalke.
Meyer’s agent Roger Wittman went so far as to name his consumer “world-class” on German TV, as he regarded for a brand new membership, however his prediction for his profession sadly didn’t come to fruition.
He stated: “I’m speaking concerning the world-class midfielder Max Meyer who can play for any crew within the European elite and is nearly definitely going to be known as as much as the World Cup squad.”
Meyer would common stunning 6.49 and 6.29 rankings for his performances within the Premier League for Palace, making him the second-worst participant within the squad to begin a single sport throughout his debut marketing campaign, a sorry incontrovertible fact that he then replicated the next marketing campaign.
It rapidly grew to become clear that the midfielder wasn’t going to chop it within the prime flight and was now not the participant he had been in his early profession at Schalke.
Contemplating Palace reportedly paid him £170k-per-week throughout his time at Selhurst Park, his signing was one thing of a catastrophe and Meyer appears to be like set to be remembered as a participant who by no means lived as much as his immense potential.