Bolton have confirmed their interest in Arsenal’s young striker Stephy Mavididi.

  • Bolton manager Phil Parkinson confirms interest in Mavididi
  • Mavididi had a loan at Charlton last season cut short by injury
  • Charlton manager Karl Robinson admits he made a mistake with Mavididi

Mavididi is attracting interest from a handful of Championship and League One clubs, including Bolton, Wigan, Millwall and Blackburn.

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson has confirmed his interest in the young striker. “Stephy is another one we have looked at – and spoke about getting him last year,” he said.

The 19-year-old joined Charlton Athletic on loan towards the end of last season, but was sent back early after a bad hamstring tear.

Charlton manager Karl Robinson admitted that he didn’t look after the striker as well as he should have done. “It’s my fault he got injured,” he said.

“I’m sick as well, because I know working with young players that once you have an increase in loading period then two-and-a-half games is probably the maximum amount of loading you can do when you’ve not played first-team football before.

“Because he has been so good we have become reliant on him and I’ve got carried away with how well he’s been doing, rather than how much I need to protect him.”

Mavididi will be hoping to have a better loan spell this upcoming season.

He’s been prolific in Arsenal’s youth teams and is hoping to continue making strides towards the Arsenal first team with a successful loan spell.