Arsenal have confirmed that Dinos Mavropanos will continue his development in Germany after signing a one-year loan deal with Stuttgart.
The Greece under-21 international has spent the last six months with second-tier outfit FC Nurnberg helping them to a dramatic last-gasp escape from relegation.
A number of Bundesliga clubs were said to be interested in signing him this summer but it’s our former head of scouting, Sven Mislintat, who has persuaded the 22-year-old defender to sign up at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
‘Diamond Eye’, who was responsible for signing Mavropanos for us from Greek side PAS Giannina in January 2018, took up a role as sporting director at Stuttgart just over a year ago and has helped engineer their return to the country’s top flight after a year in the second tier.
Before completing his loan, Mavropanos signed a new deal at the Emirates. He was under contract until 2023 and we suspect we’ve added another year to protect his market value should we want to sell him in a year’s time.
We wish Dinos all the best in Germany. It’s time to place your bets on which defender will be next out of the door…