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.
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?
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.
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.