Konstantinos Mavropanos has completed a move from Arsenal to Stuttgart today.

28.11.20, VfB Stuttgart - FC Bayern Münich: Kingsley Coman contests a header with Konstantinos Mavropanos. Photo: Pressefoto Rudel / Robin Rudel / Pool / Pressefoto Rudel Stuttgart Baden-Württemberg Deutschland
28.11.20, VfB Stuttgart – FC Bayern Münich: Kingsley Coman contests a header with Konstantinos Mavropanos. Photo: Pressefoto Rudel / Robin Rudel / Pool / Pressefoto Rudel Stuttgart Baden-Württemberg Deutschland

Chris Wheatley tweeted out on Tuesday that Konstantinos Mavropanos was expected to complete a permanent move to Stuttgart within the next week.

On Thursday, he clarified that it would actually be a loan with an obligation to buy. It has now been confirmed by Arsenal:

With David Ornstein providing details:

As we covered earlier this week, BILD reported that Mavropanos was indeed close to a move to Stuttgart. According to the German outlet, it’s a loan with an option to buy (€7m).

That figure is roughly consistent with previous reports that Mavropanos’ transfer would cost around £7m (€8.2m).

Obviously, it’s much better for Arsenal to agree on an obligation to buy than have another year of limbo where Stuttgart might not even take up their purchase option at the end of it.