Crystal Palace have mutually agreed to allow Max Meyer to leave the club, and reports have revealed just how much money has been cleared off the wage bill.
The latest on Meyer
It was announced via Twitter that Meyer has left the club by mutual consent on Friday. The Eagles tweeted: ‘Everyone at Crystal Palace Football Club thanks Max for his efforts and wishes him the very best for the future.’
The Daily Mail report that the club were somewhat desperate to get him off the wage bill, as he was on £170,000 per week plus bonuses, which Palace have been desperate to offset due to his lack of impact at the club. That salary comes out at approximately £8.8m a year, or roughly £4.4m for the six months that remained on his deal, money that could be massive in solving the contract crisis that awaits the club this summer, with over ten players on expiring deals.
Best he leaves
It has not been the easiest of spells for the German since he arrived at the club back in the summer of 2018 (Transfermarkt). Despite featuring 56 times, he has scored just two goals.
His situation at the club has got so bad that he is now unable to make the bench even with nine substitutes currently allowed on the bench, not the usual seven.
Therefore, the reasons behind the club deciding to terminate his contract make sense and they will be massively relieved to ease that wage bill considering the amount of players they need to offer news deals to soon. Perhaps Steve Parish can put some of that £4.4m towards penning those expiring players to longer contracts.
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