Sporting CP Sign Mainz 05 Defender Jeremiah St. Juste For €10m

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Sporting CP is a Lisbon-based Portuguese football club. 

Sporting, along with rivals S.L. Benfica and FC Porto, is one of Portugal’s “Três Grandes” (Big Three) football clubs, having been founded on July 1, 1906.

For €10m, Sporting CP lands Mainz 05’s Jeremiah St. Juste

Sporting is the third most decorated football team in Portugal, with 54 titles to their name, including one international trophy, the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1963–64. 

They have won 19 Primeira Liga championships, 17 Portuguese Cups, 4 Portuguese Championships, 4 Taça da Liga trophies, and 9 Portuguese Super Cup trophies domestically. 

Sporting is now rated 27th in the UEFA club rankings on a global scale.

Sporting CP Sign Mainz 05 Defender Jeremiah St. Juste For €10m

After being eliminated from European competition by LASK Linz in the 2020–21 season, Sporting won the league cup and ended a 19-year wait for a Portuguese league title, capturing their 19th Primeira Liga title after a 1–0 home win over Boavista. 

Sporting defeated SC Braga 2–1 on July 31 to win their ninth Portuguese Super Cup.

Jeremiah St. Juste, 25 is a Dutch professional footballer who currently plays for Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga. At the start of the 2022–23 season, he will join Sporting CP in the Primeira Liga. The deal was said to be for €10 million.

The 25-year-contract old’s with Mainz has only one year left on it as he recovers from a shoulder injury.

“Jeremiah came to us and conveyed his wish to join Sporting Lisbon because he wants to advance his career in a different nation. “We totally understand and accept his choice,” said Christian Heidel, the Mainz manager.

“However, it was equally critical for us to reach an agreement on a transfer that met our financial needs.” We congratulate Jeremiah on his new club. He has played a vital part at Mainz over the last three years, despite missing much of this season due to injury,” he continued.

The Dutch center-back spent three seasons with Mainz, appearing in 69 games and contributing three goals and three assists.

What else is going around Sporting CP?

Manchester United are planning to make a summer transfer window move for Sporting CP defender Goncalo Inacio in an attempt to solidify their shaky backline. 

Inacio and Sebastian Coates have been outstanding in central defense for the Portuguese club, picking up many clean sheets as they finished the season with the second-tightest defense in the Premier League. 

Sporting has braced themselves for transfer offers due to the 20-year-performances, old’s and United could pounce at the possibility.

On another side, Sporting CP is interested in Francisco Trincao from Wolves loanee. 

The Barcelona winger is currently on loan at the Premier League club, which has announced that they will not exercise their option to make the move permanent.

As a result, Barça will have to find a new home for the Portugal international, who has Sporting Lisbon as one of his alternatives.

Trincao made a splash in Portugal with Braga, prompting Barça to pay €30 million for him, while Abel Ruiz took the opposite path.

Wolves will not make the deal permanent after a disappointing season, therefore other options are being considered.

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