Benatia: I believe I’ll stay here

Expecting to arrive to boos and whistles, Mehdi Benatia was touched when he arrived at Trigoria yesterday to cheers and applause from the fans.

Before entering today’s training session, Mehdi Benatia spoke briefly to awaiting media members via Sky Italia: “Thank you for the affection. I believe I’ll stay here.”

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.