According to TEAMtalk, Leeds are one of a number of clubs looking to loan Juventus striker Stephy Mavididi.
On the surface of things signing a Juve player who used to play for Arsenal would be fantastic for any Championship side, but a further look into the 21-year-old’s record shows that he is set up to flop at Elland Road if Victor Orta decides to bring him in.
Mavididi joined the likes of Wojciech Szczesny and Patrick Vieira by swapping the London club for the Italian giants, but so far he hasn’t found any of the success that the aforementioned pair did.
The Englishman has made just one appearance for the Bianconeri, and he doesn’t seem to be progressing in the way that the Old Lady will have hoped.
Just six goals in Serie C for Juventus B is a poor return for a player who hopes to play at the top level.
The Yorkshire club mustn’t be fooled by his pedigree when looking at making an approach for the striker.
When you see that a player has played for both Arsenal and Juventus by the age of 21, it’s easy to think that he must be something special, but in Mavididi’s case, that is far from the truth.
Six goals in Serie C, combined with two goals in 15 appearances for Charlton in 2017/18, shows that he doesn’t have what it takes to lead the line at a club like Leeds United.
Of course, Marcelo Bielsa is the master of bringing the best out of young players, but this may be a step too far for the Argentine. The Whites are headed into their most important season in years, and if they choose to trust Mavididi and give him a key role, it could very easily backfire.
Mavididi can count himself a little fortunate to have played for Arsenal and Juventus in his young career as his performances on the pitch haven’t shown that he is worthy of turning out for either of those European giants.