STUTTGART sporting director Sven Mislintat has confirmed plans for the club to sign forgotten Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos for just £2.5million.
The 23-year-old joined Arsenal in January 2018, but only made seven first-team appearances for the Gunners.
Mavropanos then spent some time on loan at FC Nurnberg, followed by a season at Stuttgart.
But in the summer, his loan deal was extended and the Bundesliga club have plans to make the move permanent.
After last weekend’s 3-1 win over Hoffenheim – which Mavropanos scored in – Mislintat revealed Stuttgart could sign the Greek defender for just £2.5m.
The deal is valid as long as Stuttgart remain in the Bundesliga this season.
He said: “We have a purchase obligation of three million euros if we are to remain in the league.”
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Stuttgart boss Pellegrino Matarazzo has admitted his side need players like Mavropanos.
The defender has shown he is committed to the cause.
Matarazzo said: “Dinos always shows in training that he can do magic.
“He combined heart, energy and determination.
“We need guys like him.”
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