1.FC Köln have strengthened in midfield with the signing of Max Meyer. The 25-year-old joins after having terminated his contract with Premier League club Crystal Palace. Meyer has signed until the end of the season with FC Köln.
“The move to FC was only possible because Max was extremely accommodating to us financially. He can play in multiple positions in midfield, can read the game well, is good on the ball and is happy to shoot as well. That is what Max wants to bring to us until the end of the season and prove his qualities in the Bundesliga again,” said FC Managing Director, Horst Heldt.
“For me, the perspective of being able to play was decisive. I want to use the chance at FC to show myself at the top level and to help the club to stay up,” said Max Meyer.
Max Meyer was born on September 18, 1995 in Oberhausen. After coming through the ranks at Rot-Weiß Oberhausen and MSV Duisburg, he joined the FC Schalke 04 academy. There, the four-time Germany international made his Bundesliga debut in the 2012-13 season against 1.FSV Mainz 05. In the same season, he made his first appearance in the UEFA Champions League aged just 17. At Schalke, Meyer made 192 appearances and scored 22 goals, adding a further 23 assists. In summer 2018, he joined Crystal Palace. He made 56 appearances for the Premier League outfit, scoring twice with three assists.
Max Meyer will wear the number 13 for 1.FC Köln.