Jean-Philippe Mateta is the recruitment priority in attack for ASSE. A loan from the Crystal Palace player is expected from the Greens. But, Mateta showed his attachment to the Eagles this Saturday with a Cup goal and a message for his supporters.
Recruiters from Saint-Etienne should not be counting their working hours at the moment, whether it is day or night. ASSE must clearly strengthen its workforce which is suffering sportingly with a last place in Ligue 1 and only 12 points at mid-season. The efforts of the Greens have enabled them to have already recovered Sada Thioub and Paul Bernardoni, on loan from Angers. However, a pure center-forward is still wanted to help the 19th top attack and ASSE could take a famous blow to the head. For several days, the Greens have been pressing to obtain the arrival on loan of Jean-Philippe Mateta, the Frenchman is not necessarily in the plans of Patrick Vieira at the Eagles.
Mateta revived at Palace, will he abandon the Greens?
Nevertheless, the 24-year-old striker is still fully concerned with Crystal Palace. This especially since Patrick Vieira recently reinstated him in the first team. Mateta, who had only played twice since August, has just completed four matches with Palace, including three in the Premier League. This Saturday, he was also on the bridge with his club in the FA Cup on the ground of Milwall. .
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) January 8, 2022
The French shone by scoring the second goal for the Eagles, his second achievement in ten days, to offer victory and qualification to his club. A comeback for him and perhaps the start of a second chance at Crystal Palace. ASSE does not want it but may fear it after Mateta’s statements to the supporters after the match. ” Thank you for your support today and see you on Friday for the game against Brighton “, He indicated on the Twitter account of the London club. A message to indicate his return to form with Palace and his motivation to be confirmed in the future. Words worrying for Saint-Etienne concerning the Mateta file because these words can mean the end of the striker’s desires elsewhere.