Bundesliga strugglers Cologne on Wednesday signed Max Meyer on a free switch after the Germany midfielder fell out of favour at Crystal Palace.
“The switch was solely doable as a result of Max was extraordinarily accommodating to us financially,” stated Cologne director Horst Heldt.
“He can play in a number of midfield positions, may be very assured on the ball and likes to complete probabilities himself.” Also read to know how Hoffenheim plots new Bayern shock on Munich return.
Meyer, 25, joined Crystal Palace from Schalke in 2018, however left the Premier League membership 10 days in the past by mutual consent after struggling to carry down a primary workforce spot.
He’s Cologne’s second signing within the present switch window with Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis, 23, additionally becoming a member of on mortgage from Brugge.
With half of the season gone, Cologne are within the relegation locations and Meyer might play in Sunday’s league recreation towards Arminia Bielefeld, who’re one place and two factors above them within the desk.
Meyer was nonetheless a young person in 2014 when he made the primary of his 4 Germany appearances.
After lacking out on a spot within the Germany squad which received the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Meyer captained the German workforce to the silver medal on the 2016 Olympic Video games in Rio de Janeiro.
Meyer says he returned to Germany to assist Cologne battle relegation.
“For me, the possibility of taking part in common soccer was decisive,” stated Meyer.
“I need to use the chance at FC (Cologne) to current myself on the prime stage and assist the membership keep within the league.”