With the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the last two transfer windows for Arsenal, it seems that most of the young forwards of the North London club are uncertain about their future at the club; one now scooped by Juventus.
And some are already planning to leave the club for some other destination, either on loan or on a permanent basis, within England, to clubs in lower leagues, or to some other countries, to play in top division leagues for sufficient game time, which evaded them at the Premier League club.
Juventus are closing in on a deal to sign Arsenal striker Stephy Mavididi, according to Sky sources.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 16, 2018
After Lucas Perez going to West Ham United on a permanent transfer, Takuma Asano to Hannover 96 on loan, Chuba Akpom to PAOK Saloniki on a permanent transfer and Joel Campbell to Frosinone on a permanent transfer, on the deadline day of Italian transfer window, it seems now that another Arsenal starlet from their youth team, Stephy Mavididi, is nearing a transfer to Serie A giants Juventus.
Stephy Mavididi to join Juventus – Full story. https://t.co/OqvarZ2Dyl
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) August 16, 2018
According to Sky Sports, Juventus are closing in on a deal to sign the 20-year-old English striker on a permanent transfer. It is understood that the deal for Mavididi could be completed in the next 24 hours with the player having flown to Italy to undergo a medical with the Serie A champions.
It was also reported that the youngster will initially play for Juventus’ B team, and then will be promoted to the first team, according to his performances at the youth level.
Meanwhile, Mavididi, who never made into the senior Arsenal squad, spent time on loan at Charlton Ahtletic last term. The young Englishman had also experienced a loan spell at Preston North End previously. Moreover, the talented forward had represented England at all levels from U17 till U32.
Stephy Mavididi scored 3 goals in 3 caps for England at U-20 level. He'll play for the new #Juventus B team. #Arsenal #AFC pic.twitter.com/AmczlC1AzG
— footballitalia (@footballitalia) August 16, 2018
This move could benefit both Arsenal and Mavididi, since the London club would not only make some profit, but this also opens up chances for some more promising forwards, such as John-Jules and Balogun to shine for Arsenal U23 team, while Mavdidi could gain experience some vital experience with Juventus B team.
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