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Max Meyer set to earn £170k-a-week at Crystal Palace

03 August 2018

The Germany global joins Palace on a Bosman free after his contract expired and has signed a three-year contract reportedly worth £80,000 a week.

Meyer, part of the Schalke side who finished second in the Bundesliga last season, has won four caps for Germany.

Meyer signs for Palace on a free transfer after the midfielder let his contract at Schalke run down after the club refused to bow to his high wage demands.

Meyer, 22, is the London team's third recruit in the transfer window after Vicente Guaita joined last month and Cheikhou Kouyaté moved to Selhurst Park from West Ham United on Wednesday.

He played a key role in Schalke's runners-up finish in the Bundesliga last season and made a total of 192 domestic and Champions League appearances, scoring 22 goals.

He will earn a reported £80k per week at Palace, less that what the club were paying Yohan Cabaye.

He told PalaceTV: "I'm so happy". I can't wait to start training with the team and I hope I'll have a good season.

This is still a major signing for the Eagles who are looking to make a big impact on the Premier League this year.

Arsenal were rumoured to have an interest in the Germany worldwide, but his wage demands have reportedly put many teams off - especially considering his disappointing season last time out.

Earning his first senior global cap in 2014, Meyer had been prolific at youth levels for Germany and was an integral part of the side that won the silver medal at the 2016 Olympics.

Max Meyer set to earn £170k-a-week at Crystal Palace