Central do Mainz and his brothers traveled to the Portuguese capital to close the deal. The defense is expected to stay five seasons at Alvalade.
There is the first reinforcement of the Sporting 2022/23 version. Jeremy Street. Juste and his brothers/managers, Yoshua and Benjamin, arrived in Lisbon on Monday afternoon, to agree with Sporting on the details of the defender’s contract, namely the length of the contract, which by all indications will be of five seasons. The Mainz deal was completed last week, with the centre-back costing between €9.5m and €10m, plus two in bonuses for sporting goals, according to German press reports.
The presence of the Dutch footballer in Portugal, also accompanied by his wife, is a clear indicator that the signing of the contract is soon. Indeed, the defender will have already started the usual medical tests, in addition to discussing the final details of the affair.
Rúben Amorim set his sights on central midfield from an early age and Frederico Varandas didn’t think twice, pushing himself to the limit to give the manager his first signing for next season. The certainty of accessing the group stage of the Champions League and the injection of money that the lions will receive from UEFA were the guarantee that the leader leonine needed to immediately attack the market and satisfy one of the coach claims. By the way, Amorim wants to design the new era quickly and the acquisition of St. Juste helps define the defensive sector right away. The 25-year-old Dutch-born centre-back will play on the right, releasing southpaw Gonçalo Inácio on the opposite side. In the middle, the place belongs to Coates. Neto and Matheus Reis are the other alternatives. Feddal, it’s already known, is jam-packed for more saves, as it’s not part of the coach’s plans.
It was not a positive period for Jeremiah St. Juste, who only played nine games (724 minutes and one goal against Bochum) due to injury. The player recently recovered from surgery on his left shoulder, having undergone surgery on his right shoulder which, in total, required a break of about five months. Three seasons ago at Mainz, he was an undisputed starter, always playing on the right in a three-man defense.
When the German league officially started measuring the speed of players in 2011, the name St. Juste stood out for having achieved the best record, achieved at the start of the season, a top speed of 36.63 km / h . Bayern’s Alphonso Davies, who is one of the fastest players in the world and who had a record of 36.51 km/h set two seasons ago, was overtaken by the Lions reinforcements.
Highly sought after, it forces Sporting to anticipate the competition. According to the German press, West Ham, Newcastle, Leicester, Sevilla, Dortmund and Leverkusen were interested in the centre-back.
Morita follows in the accounts of Amorim
On the leonine acquisition schedule for 2022/23, Japanese midfielder Morita follows. The Santa Clara player is fully on board with the lions for next season, but differences in the SAD of the Azorean emblem have delayed the process. However, both the player himself and Leo’s officials believe that the deal will be completed soon.
In addition to Morita, Sporting should also be reinforced with a striker, as Slimani will leave the club after the dispute he had with Amorim. The Algerian striker stretched the rope and the coach of the lions did not return his word and explained to Frederico Varandas and Hugo Viana that he was not counting on the player. Sarabia’s departure may also open space for the acquisition of a winger, although in this case the coach wants to exhaust all the options he has in the squad, namely Geny Catamo, who has been transferred to V. Guimarães but who received directions to return to Alvalade.
For the rest, Amorim defined the retention of most of the main players of the team as decisive for his strategy. The coach is ready to lose Palhinha but wants to stay with Matheus Nunes, which isn’t easy given the interest the Luso-Brazilian midfielder has sparked at several clubs over the past two seasons.