Sevilla sporting director Joaquin Caparros is a fan of Konstantinos Mavropanos and wants to try and sign him in the next two windows, according to reports in Spain.
Spanish outlet Estadio Deportivo write that Mavropanos is ‘an option that Sevilla like’. Caparros is looking for defenders who can help reinforce the La Liga side’s aerial game, and he’s identified Mavropanos as a potential signing in January or the summer.
However, Sevilla are aware that they’ll have to wait and see what Unai Emery thinks of the centre-back first. Mavropanos has been injured for the Spanish coach’s entire tenure so far, excluding pre-season, so it’s pretty much impossible to say how much the 47-year-old will use him.
If Emery continues to leave the defender out, even now that he’s returned from injury, Sevilla will take the opportunity to make a move. If the head coach starts to make Mavropanos a key part of his team, then the situation becomes more complicated.
So far, Mavropanos has made five appearances for the Arsenal u23s, and three for the first team, all under Arsene Wenger. He won plenty of plaudits for his performances against Manchester United and Burnley, but he then had his first real learning experience picking up a red card against Leicester City.
Hopefully, he’ll return in the coming weeks and show more of the form he displayed in his first two games. Selling him when Arsenal are so short on quality centre-back options would certainly be a massive risk.