VfB Stuttgart have completed the loan signing of 22-year-old Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos for next season. The 1.94-metre centre-back, who has been under contract with the Gunners since January 2018, will wear the number five shirt at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. A former Greek Under-21 international, Mavropanos made 12 appearances for 1. FC Nürnberg in a loan spell during the second half of last term.
Sporting director Sven Mislintat:
“We’re really pleased to have signed Konstantinos Mavropanos for a season. We were at Arsenal together, and I’ve been tracking his development for quite a while now. Konstantinos is strong in the tackle, quick off the mark and is a good fit for us with his abilities and ambition.”
“The move to VfB is a new challenge in my career. I want to thank the management and coach for the trust they’re placing in me. My aim is to repay their faith with good performances and to play my part in a successful season for VfB.”