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Konstantinos Mavropanos completed a move to VfB Stuttgart on Thursday, after signing a new contract with Arsenal.
Arsenal announced that Konstantinos Mavropanos signed a new contract with the club following the conclusion of his loan spell at FC Nürnberg, before moving out on another loan to VfB Stuttgart.
This isn’t exactly a surprise move, as rumours in the last few days strongly linked him to a second loan to Germany and specifically a reunion with Sven Mislintat at Stuttgart. The Arsenal contract extension is a boost for the Gunners, though.
With the extension, it’s actually a very smart piece of business. Arsenal protect the 22-year-old’s value, give him the chance to progress in one of Europe’s top-five leagues, and put off a potential permanent sale for next summer when we’re hopeful of a stronger market.
Stuttgart, in particular, make sense as a destination. As mentioned, they have Sven Mislintat as a sporting director, who knows the player well from recruiting him for Arsenal.
“We are very happy that we were able to sign Konstantinos Mavropanos for one season from Arsenal,” Mislintat said. “We’ve known each other since our time together at Arsenal, so I’ve been watching his development for a correspondingly long time.