Cape Town - Crystal Palace have
sealed a big-money Bosman move for German international Max Meyer after
he reached the end of his contract at FC Schalke 04.
Meyer was linked with the likes of Spurs, Liverpool and Arsenal
as his deal slowly expired at Schalke, with the 22-year-old one of the
most sought-after free agents on the market this summer.
But Palace have won the race for the midfielder’s signature,
with reports indicating that his three-year deal at Selhurst Park is
worth an estimated £170000 a week.
"I'm proud to be here and I hope I can make the next step in my career," he said.
"I played at Selhurst Park last season for Schalke and the
atmosphere was perfect, and I can't wait to experience the atmosphere
for a Premier League game."
Meyer was left out of the Germany squad for the summer’s World
Cup, but he established himself as a key figure in the Schalke side that
finished second in the Bundesliga last season.