Absent from Hodgson's last three squads: What is Palace's plan for £125k-a-week misfit? - Our View
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Absent from Hodgson's last three squads: What is Palace's plan for £125k-a-week misfit? - Our View


One Crystal Palace player who is barely mentioned by Roy Hodgson nowadays is Max Meyer.

Ever since the Germany international arrived at Selhurst Park on a free transfer in August 2018, the ex-England manager hasn’t really fancied him.

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Meyer started only 15 Premier League games in his debut season in south London, before making just six Premier League starts last term.

So far this season, the former Schalke playmaker hasn’t played a single minute of Premier League football, and has been left out of Hodgson’s last three Premier League squads.

So, that naturally begs the question – what is Crystal Palace’s plan for the 25-year-old?

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Hodgson’s rigid system doesn’t really accommodate for a diminutive No.10-type attacking midfielder, something that Meyer exclusively seems to be.

If the Oberhausen-born man was a relatively low earner in SE25, his continued absence would be less of a problem.

However, with Steve Parish paying the German a massive £125,000-a-week (Spotrac), something needs to be done about his situation.

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A club of Crystal Palace’s size cannot afford to have a player on such astronomical wages sat on the sidelines, especially seeing as they’re paying Christian Benteke £120,000-a-week to do the same after the Belgian lost his place.

With January on the horizon, Parish and Hodgson need to have a discussion about Meyer’s future at Selhurst Park.

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