Thursday December 28 2017
‘Benevento can still stay up’

The agent of Benevento new boy Jean-Claude Billong claims the Stregoni still have what it takes to stay in Serie A this season.

Benevento have picked up just one point from 18 games in their first-ever, top-flight campaign, but that has not stopped defender Billong from swapping NK Maribor – who played in the Champions League group stage – for the toughest of relegation scraps in southern Italy.

"Benevento have followed Jean-Claude for the last two months, including in the Champions League,” Danko Dikic told Tuttomercatoweb.

“After that, they decided to take the plunge, contacting the club and I. Step by step, we closed the deal.

“He’s strong, quick and athletic. He has a very bright future, given his great defensive ability.

“He will arrive in Italy today, having already visited Rome before Christmas. Benevento? They’re a Serie A club with a great project.

“Beyond that, they’re a concrete, solid, stable and credible club, and we believe they can still stay up.”

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