Former Arsenal youngster Stephy Mavididi is on the verge of a permanent move to Serie B side Benevento with talks ongoing between the two clubs.

Stephy Mavididi scoring for Juventus u23s against Siena (Photo via Instagram / StephyAlvaro)
Stephy Mavididi scoring for Juventus u23s against Siena (Photo via Instagram / StephyAlvaro)

Speaking only a couple of months ago in May, Mavididi explained the reason he left Arsenal. “Last summer I came back to Arsenal for pre-season and was told it would be difficult for me to play in the first team,” Mavididi said.

“My time at Arsenal was done. I had been there for eight years, but then Juventus came calling and I was on cloud nine again – it was an amazing feeling.

“When Juventus came calling, how could I turn it down? I didn’t think twice about it. I liked the project. I thought I can only improve, it is now down to me to kick on, train with these players and learn as much as I can. It was a massive opportunity and I am happy I have taken it.”

Sadly, it seems like his Juve adventure is already coming to an end despite only playing 21 minutes for the first team. 21 more than he ever played for the Arsenal first team, it should be noted.

It seems like only a matter of time before Mavididi completes his move away from the club after signing from Arsenal in 2018.

Seven goals and one assist in 35 Juventus u23 games has not been enough to convince the Old Lady that he has a future in Turin, it seems, despite signing a four year contract just last summer.

SOURCEFootball Italia
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