FOOTBALL – ASSE Mercato: Mateta, big blow at Crystal Palace?

Will Jean-Philippe Mateta come and reinforce the ASSE team for the next six months? Crystal Palace is currently considering this question.

Pascal Dupraz expects Jean-Philippe Mateta at ASSE

After registering the reinforcements of Joris Gnagnon, Bakary Sako, Paul Bernardoni, Sada Thioub, AS Saint-Etienne is now active on the track of Jean-Philippe Mateta. In search of an offensive reinforcement, Pascal Dupraz has set his sights on the French striker on loan from Mainz to Crystal Palace. During a press conference earlier this week, the Greens coach did not hide his interest in the Châteauroux-trained forward.

“We want to recruit a striker with characteristics that must fit with what I intend to offer. The more we talk about this player, the less he will come to AS Saint-Etienne, but what I can tell you is that we have him regularly on the phone. There are rules to observe and it is still inappropriate to say that he will join us, but there is a will and it is unanimous, “explained the successor of Claude Puel.

With 2 goals and 7 games in all competitions since the beginning of the season, the 24-year-old French international is not really a first choice in the eyes of Patrick Vieira, the manager of the English team. But the last performances of Mateta would be sowing doubts in the mind of his leaders.

ASSE Mercato : Patrick Vieira ready to change his mind for Mateta ?

Indeed, according to the latest information from Goal, Pascal Dupraz could finally be forced to draw a cross on the hoped-for reinforcement of Jean-Philippe Mateta. The sports media explains that the performance of Mateta, Saturday in FA CUP against Millwall (author of the winning goal, 2-1), would have changed his situation at the Eagles.

His coach Patrick Vieira is reportedly considering whether to loan him to AS Saint-Etienne or keep him with him this winter. For its part, the English newspaper The Sun indicates that Crystal Palace has slowed down negotiations with ASSE for Mateta because they would first like to settle the issue of his replacement before letting him go.

The current 11th in the Premier League wants Eddie Nketiah (22), but Arsenal does not seem willing to part with its young striker. Pascal Dupraz and ASSE will have to wait for more time in this case.

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