German International Max Meyer has been suspended by Schalke after he accused the club of bullying him in an unsanctioned interview.
Meyer is an exceptional talent and has been linked with both Arsenal and Liverpool in recent weeks as he nears free agency this summer. A contract stand-off means Meyer is free to leave this summer.
He recently told German newspaper Bild it was not about money.
I was never concerned about the money, otherwise I would have accepted the second improved offer.
That's why I find it a mess for Clemens Tonnies to say it on TV as if it were all about money. I simply did not want to stay with Schalke and work under Heidel. It's all about this. Lately, it just feels like bullying to me.
The terrific playmaker is 22 which means he is not available on a free transfer and compensation would be required. The club released a statement online earlier today confirming Meyer has been suspended.
Max Meyer will not participate in the training sessions of the team in the next two weeks until the end of the season and, as a result, will no longer be used.
His contract with FC Schalke 04 expires at the end of the season.