Pros 07.08.2019 — 19:36 Uhr

Jeremiah St. Juste joins Mainz

22-year-old centre-back arrives from Feyenoord

St. Juste will train with his new teammates for the first time on Thursday

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.

Reunion: St. Juste and Boëtius played together in Rotterdam

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.”