MAVIDIDI WANTED BACK AT VALLEY
CHARLTON manager Karl Robinson says he wants to bring Arsenal youngster Stephy Mavididi back to the Valley on loan next season.
The 18-year-old striker suffered a hamstring injury against Bury in February but is due to return to training in July.
And, while Robinson believes Mavididi’s return would excite the Addicks faithful, he acknowledges that securing a deal for the England U19 player is out of his hands.
“I would like to bring Stephy back, but he’s not my player,” said Robinson.
“We speak every couple of weeks and I got a text that he has been given the all-clear to be back training in July. That is great news.
“He’s a very talented player. Our fans know how good he is. To see the name Mavididi on the back of a Charlton shirt would be exciting for next season, but we are in the hands of the player and the club.”
And, in his other transfer dealings, Robinson is eyeing proven League One quality.
“I think you need to bring in players who have been successful at this level first and foremost,” he added.
“Sometimes bringing players down from a bigger league... well, we can’t be doing anybody a favour. They have to be coming here because this is where they want to be.”
SKILL: Stephy Mavididi