Reports this morning link Arsenal with a move for Greek central defender Konstantinos Mavropanos.
The 20 year old is, apparently, expected to command a fee of around £2m, but won’t immediately join the club. Instead, he’ll spend the second half of the season on loan with Werder Bremen.
Understand #afc interest in 20-year-old centre-back Konstantinos Mavropanos originally reported in Greece is genuine. Negotiations ongoing but fee likely to be in region of £2.2m. Not an immediate first-team addition. Loan to Werder Bremen more likely. https://t.co/QYplPs5SCp
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) January 3, 2018
The 20 year old currently plays for PAS Giannina who sit 10th in the Greek Superleague at this moment in time.
6’2 Mavropanos has made 14 league appearances so far, scoring three goals and picking up six yellow cards in those games.
Yesterday, Arsene Wenger spoke about his January transfer plans, and with the age profile of our central defenders making youthful recruitment a priority, this kind of deal would not be a surprise at all.
We’re going a solid enough 3 on the Poo-o-Meter.