Sven Mislintat has confirmed that Stuttgart have an obligation to buy Dinos Mavropanos from Arsenal for €3 million if they avoid relegation and an option to sign the Greek defender if they don’t.
As things stand, the Mercedes Benz outfit are looking relatively comfortable in mid-table of the Bundesliga and Dinos, who Mislintat helped sign for the Gunners during his brief spell at London Colney, is winning plaudits.
The 23-year-old made 22 appearances for Stuttgart in last season’s year-long loan and has already scored three goals in eight games since renewing terms in the summer.
On top of the €500,000 loan fee, Mislintat said of a future deal for Mavropanos: “We have an obligatory purchase option of €3 million if we remain in the league. There’s also an option if we get relegated. In both instances, we have the opportunity to take him. I think it’s relatively clear what will happen with him.”
Mavropanos isn’t the only Arsenal player teetering on a permanent exit. Marseille also have an obligatory €10 million purchase option should Matteo Guendouzi hit some low bar targets at the Stade Velodrome this season.