Crystal Palace set to confirm signing of Mainz striker Jean-Philippe Mateta as he arrives for medical ahead of 18-month loan deal worth £2.7m – with obligation to buy for £13.4m if he starts 15 Premier League matches
- Crystal Palace hope to confirm the signing of Mainz striker Jean-Philippe Mateta
- The deal is an 18-month loan for a £2.7m fee with an obligation to buy for £13.4m
- The 23-year-old striker has arrived in London ahead of a medical on Wednesday
- Mateta has scored 10 goals during this season, including seven in the Bundesliga
As Sportsmail reported, the move will be an 18-month loan for a £2.7million fee with an obligation to buy for £13.4m when Mateta, 23, has started 15 Premier League games.
Mateta’s arrival at Palace could also pave the way for Christian Benteke’s departure this month.
Crystal Palace hope to confirm the signing of Mainz striker Jean-Philippe Mateta (above)
The deal is an 18-month loan for a £2.7million fee with an obligation to buy for £13.4million
Palace have held a long-standing interest in Mateta as they hope his arrival will put an end to that lack of goals.
Crystal Palace have struggled for goals this season with Christian Benteke scoring just three league goals and Jordan Ayew only managing one.
Michy Batshuayi has been failed to convert in front of goal – having not yet found the net since re-signing on loan from Chelsea.
The club hope Mateta’s arrival will bolster Roy Hodgson’s attack – having scored a total of 10 goals this season, including seven in the Bundesliga.