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

Max Meyer of Schalke looks suffering during a training session at the FC Schalke 04 Training center on April 11, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

German playmaker Meyer is expected to move to Palace on a free transfer.

Max Meyer of Schalke warms up prior to the Bundesliga match between 1. FC Koeln and FC Schalke 04 at RheinEnergieStadion on April 22, 2018 in Cologne, Germany.

The Daily Mail have claimed that German playmaker Max Meyer is set to earn a whopping £170,000-a-week at Crystal Palace, after agreeing a move to Selhurst Park.

Meyer, 22, is available on a free transfer after his contract with Bundesliga outfit Schalke expired earlier this summer. Because he is still below the age of 23, Palace will have to pay a £450,000 compensation package.

 

But that is a bargain, with The Sun reporting last summer that Tottenham Hotspur wanted the Germany international for £17.5million. Indeed, Palace have secured a huge coup with the signing of the pocket-sized star.

Meyer is set to sign a four-year contract and his huge new wage will see him rake in just over £35million during his time at Palace - double what Tottenham were looking to pay Schalke for his services.

Max Meyer of Schalke looks on during a training session at the FC Schalke 04 Training center on April 3, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

It will see the German eclipse Palace's current highest earner, with Christian Benteke currently earning £120,000 while Wilfried Zaha rejected a contract earlier this summer that would have seen him paid a similar figure.

It is a huge signal of intent from Palace to both bring in one of Germany's hottest talents. but also to pay him an astronomical fee. The pressure is now on Meyer to steer Palace clear of the relegation zone.

Max Meyer of Schalke looks on during a training session at the FC Schalke 04 Training center on April 11, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

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