PSV has a new left back in. German Philipp Max is coming over from FC Augsburg for a transfer fee of allegedly 8 million euros. He has signed for four years in Eindhoven.
With the 26-year-old Max, coach Roger Schmidt – after attracting goalkeeper Yvon Mvogo – has again received a desired reinforcement. Max has an important role to play in the offensive football style of his trainer and compatriot.
Based on his goals and assists of last season, Max is in a nice row. Take a look at it below:
PSV had been looking for a long time for a definitive fill in of the left back position. After Angeliño’s departure last summer, Olivier Boscagli, Toni Lato and Michal Sadílek were given a chance in that position, but in the eyes of the club management they did not perform properly. Nick Viergever is also an option as a left defender, but is better in the center of the defense.
Halfway through last season Ricardo Rodríguez was therefore hired from AC Milan. The people of Eindhoven wanted to permanently take in the Swiss, but he turned out to be too expensive and left for Torino.
Max enters Eindhoven with almost 150 Bundesliga matches in his legs. For FC Augsburg, where he was under contract for another two years, he played at Karlsruher SC, Schalke 04 and in the youth of Bayern Munich. He won silver with the German team at the 2016 Olympics.
Philipp is the son of former professional soccer player Martin Max, who played one international team for Germany and became Bundesliga top scorer in 1860 Munich in the 1999/2000 and 2001/2002 seasons with 19 and 18 goals respectively. Max senior also won the UEFA Cup (1997) with Schalke 04 and the German Cup (1995) with Borussia Mönchengladbach.