Saturday, January 16, 2021
Contract dissolved in London
Max Meyer, the unwanted world class player
When he was presented in 2018, Max Meyer was introduced by the Premier League club as “German Messi” when he arrived at Crystal Palace, but on social media with pictures of his former national team colleague Joshua Kimmich. He played at Bayern Munich then and now, and is the world-class player you saw – especially your own advisor – the former Schalke Max Meyer.
Two years and a handful of Premier League games all ended with a lot less noise than it began: “All the best for the future” is the wish of former international soccer player Meyer, who was paid ten million euros a year.
The player and the club dissolved the joint contract, Meyer will leave the club free of charge. “Max Meyer left Crystal Palace Football Club by mutual agreement” – with thin words the end is unspectacular, it was no longer surprising.
He wanted to transfer Max Meyer to a “top European team”, announced Roger Wittmann in 2018, the then Schalke manager Christian Heidel had reported on a conversation with the consultant in which his player as a “world-class player” was “sure to go to the world championship Russia “will go. None of this happened.
Meyer made 29 games in its first season at the London club, which is more at home in the lower middle class of the Premier League, in the second only 17 and in the current round none at all. Most recently, the German was only allowed to work in the U23. Now the commitment, which is expensive for the club and catastrophic for the player, ends prematurely. What the future of the four-time national player looks like is open.
Cologne or Gelsenkirchen?
Most recently, the “Kölner Stadtanzeiger” reported that 1. FC Köln were interested in Meyer, but only for the summer. Due to the termination of the contract, things have now changed drastically, the 25-year-old is available for a free transfer – from now on.
The relegation-threatened Bundesliga club is currently on a major return mission, after the transfer of the former Schalke Sead Kolasinac, the return of the former star striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is also approaching. “It would do us incredibly good. If a player with the experience, with this aura, this personality and with these qualities would hang on to us again, it would be fantastic,” enthused Schalke’s new coach Christian Gross.
The striker also confirmed the interest of the Gelsenkirchen team. “Schalke got in touch and I have to think about it now. It’s something to think about,” he told the Dutch TV broadcaster NOS. However, it is difficult for him to make a choice between his two clubs that are close to his heart: “I played six and a half years at Ajax and seven years at Schalke.
The y are two beautiful clubs. As if you had to choose between two children.”