Jeremiah St. Juste joins Mainz
22-year-old centre-back arrives from Feyenoord
1. FSV Mainz 05 have completed the signing of Jeremiah St. Juste from Feyenoord. The 22-year-old has agreed a four-year deal at the Bruchweg until 2023. St. Juste was a regular starter for the Eredivisie side, making 26 competitive appearances last season (3 goals, 3 assists). The defender has featured over 100 times in the Dutch top flight for Feyenoord and SC Heerenveen, where he developed as a youth player. St. Juste also has both Champions League and Europa League experience, while he has made his way through the Netherlands’ youth teams, from U18 level to being a current U21 international. The transfer fee is undisclosed.
“Jeremiah St. Juste is a very dynamic centre-half. He has a lot of pace and is very intelligent when it comes to build-up play. His good technical ability makes him a versatile defensive option and he has recently shown at Feyenoord that he is more than capable of playing at both centre-back and full-back. He has an incredible leap too, which makes him very deadly from set-pieces,” said Mainz sporting director Rouven Schröder.
Jean-Paul Boëtius told me a lot about Mainz
Head coach Sandro Schwarz is also excited about his latest arrival: “We’ve managed to bring in a very robust but also pacey centre-back in Jeremiah St. Juste. Despite his young age, he already has a great deal of experience both on a domestic and international level. Jeremiah is also a very positive and open person, so he’s a great addition to the team off the pitch as well.”
The Dutchman can’t wait to get going. “Mainz 05 is a great club with amazing fans,” said St. Juste. “Being able to play for a club like FSV in the Bundesliga at my age is a fantastic opportunity. I’m really looking forward to training with the lads and walking out in the OPEL ARENA. I was at the stadium for the game against Leipzig last season – the atmosphere was truly memorable. Jean-Paul Boëtius has told me a lot about Mainz already. We’re very similar people and he feels very much at home here, so I have no doubt that I’m in the right place. I’m really happy.”