How much will VfB Stuttgart pay as they make Konstantinos Mavropanos’ loan transfer permanent and what is Arsenal’s sell-on clause in the deal?
Earlier this week, The Athletic’s David Ornstein reported that VfB Stuttgart paid an initial loan fee of £500,000 for Konstantinos Mavropanos.
They will now pay £3m upfront plus £1.5m in bonuses after making his deal permanent on Thursday.
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In total, that will bring the deal to £5m, and Arsenal will also have a sell-on clause in Mavropanos’ contract, believed to be around 10%.
Fabrizio Romano reported that Mavropanos is set to discuss his future with Stuttgart soon, and reports suggest he could be in line for another transfer – with interest from West Ham United.
That 10% sell-on clause could therefore come into effect sooner than expected.
Ornstein repeated a claim from Football.London earlier this year that Stuttgart were planning to sign Mavropanos this summer whether they got relegated or not.
But after they avoided relegation with pretty much the last kick of the season at the weekend, the decision was taken out of their hands. They had an obligation to complete the transfer as long as they stayed up.
Mavropanos made 32 appearances for Stuttgart this season, scoring five goals – a career-best.
The defender was often praised for his individual performances at centre-back, though he did give away four penalties as part of one of the five worst defences in the league.
After three-and-a-half years as an Arsenal player, it looks like the Greek international is set to make the next step in his career now.
Mavropanos arrived at Arsenal in 2018 from PAS Giannina for £1.89m.
He made just eight appearances for the club.