Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos is set to return to Stuttgart after the two clubs struck a deal for another loan deal.
Mavropanos spent last season on loan with the German club after it was made clear there was not place for him at Arsenal under Mikel Arteta.
After a difficult start, he managed to establish himself as a key player at the club, and they’ve been keen to keep him around for months.
That’s something they’ve been working on, but various reports from Germany have made it clear that Arsenal may not sanction another loan deal, and he would be too expensive to buy outright.
BILD, though, say the Gunners are now willing to sign off on another loan move for the Greek defender.
According to their information, Arsenal are happy for Mavropanos to be loaned out to Stuttgart once again, but this time around, the deal will include a purchase option for next year.
This fee is ‘contractually anchored’ for around €7m, so we’re reading it as a purchase clause rather than an option. In other words, Stuttgart are obliged to pay it, potentially depending on some conditions.
That’s not a concern, though, as the deal is considered a ‘bargain price’ for the ‘full-throttle’ defender.
Mavropanos is said to have been key to the talks going smoothly as he feels comfortable at Stuttgart and sees good opportunities for his personal development there.