Juventus snap up England youth international from Arsenal

Oli Fisher
MAJADAHONDA, SPAIN - JANUARY 27: Stephy Mavididi of Arsenal looks on after losing the UEFA Youth League match between Atletico de Madrid and Arsenal at Atletico de Madrid Sport City on January 27, 2015 in Majadahonda, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

England youth international Stephy Mavididi has left Arsenal to join Juventus, the Premier League club have announced.

Mavididi, who did not make a single first-team appearance after coming through the ranks with the Gunners, will now look to make the grade with the Italian champions.

“Stephy Mavididi has signed for Juventus on a permanent transfer. The 20-year-old forward will initially join the Italian side’s ‘B’ team,” a short statement on Arsenal’s website read.

“Stephy has previously spent time on loan at Preston, and also had two spells at Charlton, where he spent the second half of last season. He is an England youth international having played up to under-20 level.

“We would like to thank Stephy for his contribution to the club and wish him well for the future.”

The England under-20 international scored twice for Charlton in Sky Bet League One last season and follows Joel Campbell out of the door at Arsenal, with the Costa Rica forward having moved to another Italian side, Frosinone, earlier on Friday.


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