Jean-Phillipe Mateta joins Crystal Palace
We are delighted to broker the loan transfer of Jean-Phillipe Mateta who will join Crystal Palace from FSV Mainz 05.
After beginning his professional career in the French third-tier, Mateta secured a transfer to seven-times champions Lyon. After excelling during a loan spell with Le Havre Mateta earned a transfer to Bundesliga side Mainz 05, where he established himself as a regular in the German top-flight, scoring 10 goals in 17 games this season.
“Playing in the Premier League was my dream when I was a child,” he commented “I spoke with Roy Hodgson on the phone. He spoke French – good French. This manager is a great trainer.”