Max Meyer’s youth coach has claimed it is clear he is unhappy at Crystal Palace, and he should think about a move away from the club.

Meyer joined Palace on a free transfer from Schalke last season but his time at Selhurst Park has not been a happy one so far.

He made 36 appearances in all competitions for the Eagles last season, but only 15 of those were starts, with Roy Hodgson preferring others ahead of the German.

This year it has been worse for him still, as he has made just five appearances in all competitions to date and only two starts in the league in that time.

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It’s sparked talk that he could head back to Germany, particularly given Crystal Palace are not suffering in his absence and currently sit 10th and just two points outside the top six.

His former youth coach, Norbert Elgert, certainly thinks a change is in order, believing Meyer is not happy where he is.

“The next move has to be right,” he told Ruhr Nachrichten.

“Max must see for himself that he is now making a wise decision. He’s a great player. Either he finds a base for more games at Crystal Palace, or he has to switch.

“Max belongs on the football pitch. It’s clear that he’s not satisfied.”