Arsenal look set to cash in on Konstantinos Mavropanos next summer, both in terms of his initial sale and through a sell-on clause.
Bild reported recently that Stuttgart are considering activating Konstantinos Mavropanos’ purchase clause in his loan deal from Arsenal so they can sell him on for a profit.
Football.London are now reporting the same thing, confirming that Borussia Dortmund and West Ham United are among the clubs monitoring Mavropanos.
Stuttgart’s purchase option is £3m, with bonuses of up to £1.5m.
Bild report that they’re then hoping to sell him for £20m, whilst Football.London write that they’re expected to demand in excess of £15m.
That’s relevant to Arsenal, as they have a sell-on clause in Mavropanos’ deal, which is expected to be in the region of 10%.
So Arsenal have already received a guaranteed £500k from Mavropanos’ loan fee, they’d get another £3m for the purchase option, and then between £1.5m and £2m from the sell-on clause. Likely a little over £5m in all.
If Stuttgart did manage to sell Mavropanos for £20m, that would obviously represent a £14.5m profit, a big deal for them and a shame for Arsenal that they were missing out on that cash.
There’s not much Arsenal can do about that now though, other than finding a good way to reinvest that money.
They’d at least be making a profit of a few million pounds on Mavropanos, just not as much as they probably should have made brought in.