Charlton Athletic manager, Karl Robinson, claims he wants to bring Stephy Mavididi on loan against next season.

  • Mavididi suffered serious hamstring injury against Bury in February
  • Will return to training in July
  • Robinson blames himself for not taking striker off
  • Manager wants 18-year-old back on loan next season

Mavididi’s loan spell with the League One side was cut short this season after the 18-year-old suffered a hamstring injury, which required surgery.

Robinson blamed himself for the injury, claiming that he should have taken the striker off sooner, and sang the teenager’s praises, saying that he’s a credit to Arsenal.

Now, the Charlton boss has said he wants the England youth international back on loan next season once he’s recovered.

“I would like to bring Stephy back but he’s not my player,” said Robinson.
“We speak every couple of weeks and I got a text that he has been given the all-clear to be back training in July. That is great news for him.
“He’s a very talented player. Our fans know how good he is. To see the name Mavididi on the back of a Charlton shirt would be exciting for next season, but we are in the hands of the player and the club.”

Robinson clearly sees massive potential in Mavididi and probably feels slightly guilty over his season-ending injury. By taking him back on loan, it could perhaps give the teenager another chance to experience regular first team football.