Mainz (AP) - FSV Mainz 05 does not want to keep its best striker Jean-Philippe Mateta at any price.

"I've never said a player is not for sale," said Christian Heidel, the new sports director of the Bundesliga club, on Saturday on Sky.

However, there are currently no plans to sell Mateta.

«He's the top scorer.

He's going to have to adjust a bit and I'm sure he can do that.

I hope he will score many more goals in the second half of the season for Mainz 05, ”emphasized Heidel.

The new coach Bo Svensson did without Mateta in the starting line-up against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, who is Mainz's top scorer with seven goals.

The Dane justified his decision by saying that he wanted to give most of the players another chance to show what they could do after the long convincing performance in the 2: 5 against FC Bayern Munich.

Heidel left it open whether Svensson can count on reinforcements in the current transfer window for the fight against relegation.

As with almost all Bundesliga clubs, the economic situation in Mainz is very, very tight.

“We'll take a look at it and then decide together.

But we cannot allow ourselves big jumps in winter either, ”said the sports director.


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