PREMIER - Possible termination of the loan deal for Mateta
Crystal Palace is still a long way from the purchase option for Jean-Philippe Mateta. According to the 'Bild', the Premier League club would only have the opportunity to sign the attacker on loan from FSV Mainz 05 after 15 season appearances or more. However, the 24-year-old Frenchman was no longer considered after his initial two missions in August.
Overall, Mateta has played in nine competitive games for the Eagles since January and scored one goal. Because of this, there is already talk of a possible termination of the loan deal.
"If the situation does not improve at all by winter, then we may have to talk to Crystal Palace about whether there are other options," said sports director Christian Heidel last to 'Sport1'.
Bild assesses a Mateta return to the Rheinhessen as "completely excluded". The massive striker is still tied to Mainz until 2023.