Crystal Palace will cut Jean-Philippe Mateta’s Selhurst Park loan spell short in the New Year, according to The Sun.
And, as to be expected, a number of Palace fans have been giving their thoughts to the transfer news on social media.
The Eagles brought in the Frenchman back in January from Mainz on an 18-month loan deal with an option to buy.
However, things haven’t worked out under both Roy Hodgson and Patrick Vieira, with the 24-year-old making just 10 appearances for the club, only two of which have come this season.
Alan Nixon of The Sun shared a story at the weekend, suggesting Vieira will clear a decision for Mateta to leave the club in the next window.
Doing so would give Vieira space to land an extra forward in the New Year, while also getting Mateta’s salary off Palace’s books.
Happy for Mateta to return to Mainz in January?
Yes, get him out!
No, keep him!
Palace fans react
“That’s shocking news, said no palace fan ever!”
“Is this even true? Keen to see more of him after that Brighton goal”
“We’ll always have the Brighton goal. Sad still”
“Dike, come on down?”
“Shame, but Roy knew early on he wasn’t good enough.”
“Free up a loan for January”
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