Mallorca sell star striker Matthew Hoppe to English Championship side

Mallorca Football Club are selling star striker Matthew Hoppe to the English Championship side. Image: @Boro/Official

MALLORCA Football Club has reached an agreement with the English Championship team Middlesbrough F.C. on Wednesday August 10 regarding the transfer of American striker Matthew Hoppe.

21-year-old United States international Matthew Hoppe has joined Middlesbrough from LaLiga club Mallorca.

The young striker signed for Boro on a four-year deal.

Hoppe, whose career began with LA Galaxy Academy, has had stints in Europe with Bundesliga side Schalke 04 and Mallorca.

He scored six Bundesliga goals and became the first American to score a hat-trick in the German top flight.

Hoppe made his international debut against Martinique in July 2021 and scored his first American goal soon after in a win over Jamaica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-finals.

Hoppe is the second striker to join Middlesbrough this summer, following in the footsteps of Marcus Forss, who scored his first goal last weekend.

The California-born marksman is also the second United States international to join the club with goalkeeper Zack Steffen arriving last month on a season-long loan deal from Manchester City.

The United States international left Son Moix a year after arriving and has only made five appearances for the Balearic side.

According to British media, Matthew Hoppe joins the Championship, which is currently 20th in the league, for around £2.5million.

A tweet from the British club read: “We are delighted to confirm the signing of @MatthewHoppe9 ✍️ Welcome to #Boro, Matthew! 👋.”

Matthew Hoppe reacted to his own transfer by writing on Twitter: “I can’t wait! Let’s go 😁😁”

Boro fans on social media reacted to the news, with many comparing Hoppe to Eminem.

“I repeat. Will the real Slim Shady please stand up,” one person wrote.

Another said: ‘Dear Slim, I wrote to you but still haven’t called, left my mobile, pager and landline in the back.

While one person joked: “I can’t believe he went to such a small club, Charlotte FC would suit him much better to play in a bigger league.”

Another said: “All these hundreds of strikers are linked and we finally have one, it’s so awesome man 🇺🇸”


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