Matt Woosnam, who is a journalist for the Athletic, has suggested that Crystal Palace midfielder Max Meyer will be allowed to leave the South London side in the summer.
The player signed for Palace in the summer of 2018 on a free transfer, per Transfermarkt, after not agreeing to a new contract at Bundesliga side FC Schalke 04. The move excited a lot of fans, Meyer was seen as a promising player for the future in his home country. He had appeared prominently in the German U21 side, scoring seven times in 24 games and was called up to the senior side in 2014 at the young age of 17 (Transfermarkt).
However things haven’t really worked out for him at Selhurst Park and Woosnam thinks that his time at the club may be coming to an end. Writing for the Athletic, he said, “Max Meyer will most likely be allowed to leave. Despite his relative lack of games, he is sure to have suitors. It just hasn’t worked out in this system for the German, but Palace seem to have found a balance in that midfield recently.”
It is hard to disagree with Woosnam here, since his move to England, his career hasn’t gone as expected. He has played 51 times and only scored three goals, via Transfermarkt, and now usually has to settle for a place on Roy Hodgson’s bench.
This season, he has made just 13 appearances in the Premier League and only six have been in the starting eleven, with his last appearance coming against Everton on 8th February (Transfermarkt). During his time on the pitch this term, Meyer has just one key pass in 13 appearances (Whoscored) so it is clear to see why Hodgson has preferred other midfielders over him.
The 24-year-old German is coming up to the most important years of his career and he cannot afford to be an inconsistent starter if he wants to reach the heights people thought he could achieve back at Schalke.
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