Report: Aston Villa and Leeds-linked Stephy Mavididi set for Benevento

Juventus player Stephy Mavididi during the Serie C match between Juventus U23 and Albisola at  on March 10, 2019 in Alessandria, Italy.

Stephy Mavididi was linked with both Aston Villa and Leeds United this summer.

Juventus player Stephy Mavididi during the Serie C match between Juventus U23 and Albisola at  on March 10, 2019 in Alessandria, Italy.

According to Il Mattino in Italy, Juventus attacker Stephy Mavididi is all set for a move to Benevento after a return to England failed to materialise.

Mavididi, 21, earned a shock move from Arsenal to Juventus last summer, ending an eight-year association with the Gunners for an Italian adventure.

The skilful, speedy attacker hit six goals in 32 games for the Juventus Under-23's last season, and was even handed a first-team debut by Massimiliano Allegri.

 

Back in June, TEAMtalk reported that Mavididi was a target for the likes of Aston Villa, Leeds United, Newcastle United and even Everton, having caught the eye last term.

The English deadline passed without Mavididi making a return home though, and it now seems he's set for a new permanent move in Italy.

Il Mattino claim that Benevento are making their final push to secure Mavididi's signature, and Calciomercato claim a permanent move is close, but is only being held up by Juventus demanding a huge 50% sell-on clause.

Stephy Mavididi (Juventus FC) before the Serie A football match between Juventus FC and ACF Fiorentina at Allianz Stadium on April 20, 2018 in Turin, Italy.

Mavididi is still expected to complete his move to the Serie B side, in which he will be playing under former Italian legend Pippo Inzaghi – a huge draw for any striker.

A move back to England won't be a surprise if it does materialise one day, and Villa, Newcastle and Leeds may well keep him on their radars, but for now, he will be trying to prove himself in Serie B.

A general view of the Stadio Ciro Vigorito before the serie A match between Benevento Calcio and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Ciro Vigorito on April 29, 2018 in Benevento, Italy.

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