Stephy Mavididi is closing in on a €1m permanent move to Bacary Sagna’s former club, Benevento, but the sell-on fee of 50% that Juventus are insisting goes into the contract is causing a problem.

Stephy Mavididi

Arsenal sold Stephy Mavididi to Juventus last summer for a fee of £1.8m but he has played just 21 minutes for the senior Juve team after being slotted into the u23s initially.

Now, they are ready to get rid of him permanently after he scored seven goals (with one assist) in 35 u23 games.

Everything looked set to be completed with the player up for the move despite explaining he simply couldn’t resist the call of the Old Lady last summer.

Arsenal, no doubt, have a sell-on clause of their own which is likely in the 20-30% region meaning they should net €200k-€300k should the move complete.

To make that happen, Juventus might need to drop their 50% clause demands or risk being stuck with a player they are obviously happy to let leave.

Il Mattino expect the deal to be completed after 15 August, providing the clubs can come to some sort of arrangement regarding the sell-on fee.

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