Arsenal are in line for a small windfall after Dinos Mavropanos completed his move from Stuttgart to West Ham United.
The Greece international completed a €20 million move to the London Stadium this afternoon and it’s reported that the Gunners will be entitled to 10 per cent having included a sell-on clause in the deal that took him to the Mercedes Benz Arena last summer.
The German side will still make a very healthy profit on their investment.
Mavropanos spent two seasons on loan at Stuttgart before leaving Arsenal permanently for £3 million plus £1.5 million in add-ons.
The deal was considered something of a bargain for the Bundesliga side given the centre-back had already become the fulcrum of their defence.
There were rumours that West Ham were sniffing around this time last year and it looks as though those rumours weren’t unfounded.
It’ll be interesting to see how he gets on in the Premier League at the second time of asking.
Signed by Sven Mislintat, Dinos made 8 appearances for the Gunners – all during Arsene Wenger’s final season – but failed to convince Unai Emery he was worth keeping.
Elsewhere, there’s a chance Arsenal could benefit from another sell-on clause with Matteo Guendouzi being strongly linked with a move from Marseille to Lazio.
According to Foot Mercato, the Stade Velodrome outfit are aiming to sell the France international for €22 million. It’s claimed Arsenal would be in line for 15%. He left Arsenal on a permanent basis last year for around £10 million*.
*Sorry, lots of chopping and changing between euros and pounds in this article.