Benevento are ready to finalise the signing of former Gunner Stephy Mavididi from Juventus, according to reports in Italy.
According to Il Mattino (via TMW), Benevento are making their ‘last assault’ on the path to sign Mavididi from Juventus. They’re reportedly ready to finalise the purchase of the forward for a rumoured fee of €1m.
Il Mattino previously reported that Benevento already have an agreement with Mavididi, and the transfer fee isn’t set to be a problem. The only remaining obstacle is Juventus’ sell-on clause, as they apparently want 50% of any future resale.
Mavididi left Arsenal for Juventus last August and went on to score seven goals and assist one in 34 matches for their u23 side.
Although he would’ve hoped for a better goalscoring record, that total was somewhat mitigated by the fact he was often played out wide or as a second striker since joining.
Clearly, Juventus were sufficiently pleased with Mavididi’s performances to call him up to the first team towards the end of last season. He made the senior squad four times in March and April, even making his debut from the bench against SPAL.
All the same, the striker now seems to be on the way to Serie B with Benevento. That would represent a step up from the Serie C football he was playing for most of last season, so good luck to him.