Crystal Palace sign Jean-Phillipe Mateta from Mainz on loan deal

Premier League side Crystal Palace have signed striker Jean-Phillipe Mateta from Mainz on an 18-month loan deal.

“Crystal Palace have signed Jean-Philippe Mateta on an 18-month loan deal, subject to international clearance, with an option to make the move permanent,” the club said on their official website.

“Paris-born Mateta, 23, has been impressing in the German Bundesliga for Mainz with 10 goals in 17 appearances across all competitions this season.

“He began his professional career in the French third-tier, before a major move to seven-times champions Lyon.

“After excelling on loan with Le Havre, Mateta moved to Mainz, where he established himself as a regular in the German top-flight, scoring 27 goals in 71 games in total, including a hat-trick against SC Freiburg during this campaign.”

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