Crystal Palace have accomplished the signing of Mainz frontman Jean-Philippe Mateta on an 18-month mortgage deal, with an choice to make the transfer everlasting.
Christian Benteke, Michy Batshuayi and Jordan Ayew have solely mustered 4 objectives this season, which has compelled boss Roy Hodgson into motion together with his facet additionally the second-lowest scorers within the Premier League final time period.
Mateta, in the meantime, has scored ten objectives in 17 video games in all competitions for relegation-threatened Mainz thus far this season.
The 23-year-old, who joined the German facet from Lyon in 2018, can be understood to have attracted curiosity from Premier League rivals Leeds.
On the deal, Palace chairman Steve Parish stated: “We have now adopted Jean-Philippe’s improvement with eager curiosity for a while, and I’m so happy that we’ve got been in a position to deliver him to south London.
“He’s a participant that is filled with potential with a confirmed goal-scoring document, and his signing reiterates our dedication to making sure we’ve got a well-balanced squad when it comes to youth and expertise for the seasons forward.”
Talking earlier this month, Mainz’s sporting director Rouven Schroder stated the Bundesliga facet would solely promote their prized asset for the suitable value.
“A ahead who’s match once more and has the right age is in demand regardless of the virus,” Schroder instructed Bild.
“[If an outrageous offer comes in] we’d then want to take a seat down and focus on it. We rejected one thing final winter and in summer time, too.”