Max Meyer is yet to start for Crystal Palace but already feels he is suited to life in London.

The signing of the ‘German Messi,’ a free agent after his contract at Schalke was not renewed, took many Eagles fans by surprise but according to Meyer the decision was easy.

Sat in the stands for the opening match at Fulham and getting his debut off the bench against Liverpool, Meyer is keen to make up for lost time having been forced into exile during his last few months of his contract at Schalke.

“I first heard of the interest in late July, so it was only a couple of weeks later that I signed.”

“I already knew that it was a great club and city, but I got the feeling that Palace were making a real effort to push the deal over the line.

“Everything is new and exciting for me. I’m getting used to playing with a new team, as well as a new language and culture, but the first few weeks have been great - I can’t wait to play in the Premier League.

“After watching the Fulham game, I’ve already noticed the differences between the Bundesliga and the Premier League, especially how intense and quick it is over here, so I’m very excited to get going.”

Meyer was quick to quash fans’ concerns over his fitness after missing a portion of preseason stating he was working with a personal trainer to get up to speed.

“I’m training again with the squad and it feels like I’m progressing,” he said. “I played some minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly which were good for me, and I feel fit and ready to go.”

“I really think we can have a good season.

“We have plenty of quality and a strong squad - when you compare it to Schalke, it’s as strong, or maybe even stronger.”

Palace, who sit in 10th, travel across London to take on fourth-placed Watford this Sunday buoyed by the performance, if not the result, against Liverpool on Monday night.