Arsenal used to be renowned for training their youngsters in the Arsenal way and then integrating them seamlessly into the Gunners first team, but lately there are more and more of our promising youngsters moving abroad to lesser teams where at least they can get a chance at the the first team. Most of them seem to move to Belgian orDutch sides lately, but Stephy Mavdidi must be extra promising, as he has been snapped up by Juventus!
SkySports reported it like this…..
Juventus are closing in on a deal to sign Arsenal striker Stephy Mavididi, according to Sky sources.
It is understood the deal for the 20-year-old could be completed in the next 24 hours with the player having flown to Italy to undergo a medical.
Mavididi, who has never made a senior appearance for Arsenal, has previously spent time on loan at Charlton and Preston.
He has represented England at U17, U18, U19 and U20 level. Mavididi joined Arsenal as a youth player and turned professional with the north London club in July 2015.
Juventus have followed suit of most top clubs in buying up promising talent and they will have a reserve team starting in Serie C this season. And although Mavdidi is a very promising striker indeed, what are the chances of him getting first team games? He not only has Aubameyang, Lacazette and Welbeck ahead of him, he also has Nketiah who is the most likely to be promoted right now.