Why is Meyer signing for Palace and not Arsenal? by Iomie
The German star Max Meyer is reportedly all set to sign for Crystal Palace, but why haven’t we offered him a deal?
The highly-regarded German midfielder left Schalke this summer after failing to agree a new contract with the club, with rumours he was unhappy working with ‘bully’ Christian Heidel.
Meyer claimed that Heidel was bullying him and that is the reason he left Schalke, and not money like the Germans claimed earlier in the transfer window.
That led to speculation we were ready to make an offer and fill the void which has been left by Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla, who both decided now is the right time to jump ship and seek a fresh challenge. And if Aaron Ramsey doesn’t like his new terms, then sell him for a profit and bring in Meyer for free.
All Arsenal fans are waiting to see if Ramsey signs an extension, and Meyer is waiting for an offer from a top club, but as the weeks passed and speculation over a possible deal eluded us, the answer as to who he could possibly sign for has caused a bit of a shock.
Sky Sports have reported Palace are now leading the chase for Meyer and have begun talks about a possible deal, with his £80,000-a-week wages causing no problems for their budget.
It would be a step down for the German to play for a bottom half side like Palace, but it gives him the chance to prove himself in the Premier League.
However, Unai Emery has looked for bargains all transfer season and would surely have been open to the idea of signing Meyer for absolutely nothing. While we are trying to persuade Ramsey to sign a deal under 250k a week, we have the perfect replacement available for peanuts and no transfer fee!
So why not now sign a player that is as gifted, creative and talented as Meyer, especially since Mesut Ozil will need time to rest a few months of the season, he would provide the perfect back-up and is unlikely to be injured as often as the expensive Ramsey!
I have been impressed by the business of Emery, but letting this free agent pass him by could be a huge mistake. Sell Ramsey – Grab Meyer!