Rumoured Arsenal transfer target Max Meyer is set to join Crystal Palace according to Sky Sports.
The 22-year-old is available on a free after leaving Schalke at the end of last season after publicly falling out with the club’s Sporting Director Christian Heidel.
The Germany international joined Schalke as a youth player in 2009 and has gone on to make well over 100 Bundesliga appearances for the club, scoring 17 goals.
The midfielder had been linked with a move to Arsenal and Liverpool earlier in the summer but now it appears Roy Hodgson has convinced the talent to join Crystal Palace, and he will likely become the Eagles’ second signing of the summer after goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.
Arsenal have themselves strengthened their midfield following the signings of Lucas Torreira and Mateo Guendouzi, and it appears Unai Emery has decided not to move for Meyer, despite the highly-rated talent being available on a free.
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Gunners fans have been reacting to the news on social media and here’s a selection of what they’ve had to say.
Meyer to palace for free is the best bit of business this transfer window, so much potential, would of had him at Arsenal
— Behç Behçet (@BehcBehc) July 31, 2018
— Zubeer (@zubeer99) July 31, 2018
Max Meyer to Palace? Confused, if we can’t afford his wage demands how is it that Palace can? Is it a case of offloading players beforehand? We should be in for this lad if he’s available #Arsenal #AFC
— Lee McCabe (@leemccabe84) July 31, 2018
pretty mad, wouldn’t of minded him at arsenal
— ⚪️ (@ChiefGooner) July 31, 2018
How are we not in for him! Sell ramsey and get him on a free is brilliant business
— joe rogers (@DeSergioDJ) July 31, 2018
If he was that good he would of be snap up by the big club’s
— Xhaka (@Xhaka89980445) July 31, 2018
I don’t think we need him now tbf
— Justin Ohara (@justin_ohara) July 31, 2018