Nottingham Forest have placed Konstantinos Mavropanos on their radar for the summer transfer window. Furthermore, it’s being claimed that the Reds have submitted a bid for the centre-back.
According to Greek publication Sportime, the player has been the subject of a £7 million bid from Forest. That won’t be enough though, with Stuttgart holding out for £13 million for his signature.
Mavronpanos was on the books at Arsenal for four years. He was never handed a fair crack of the whip at the Emirates Stadium and managed just eight appearances and spending time out on loan.
The 25-year-old has enjoyed some serious playing time at Stuttgart and he helped them secure survival this season. During 2022/23, he made 34 appearances, including two in the play-offs, and scored three goals.
It’s fair to presume that Mavropanos had some talent when he was with Arsenal. Ian Wright called him ‘fearless’; whilst Arsene Wenger praised his work rate back in 2018 as he was coming through the ranks.
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Mavropanos now has some regular game time under his belt. At 25, he should also improve in the next couple of years and given the prices being mooted, he’d represent decent value for money.
Forest have placed Mavropanos on their radar and this one makes sense
Forest have four of their five central defenders entering the final year of their contracts this summer. As a result, it’s only natural that the club will be making contingency plans for the eventuality of one or two leaving.
Mavropanos is a Greece international and has made 18 appearances for the national team. He’s also a player who wouldn’t be a complete novice to the Premier League and that bodes well.
It will be interesting to see what Forest do with their central defensive options. They already have five and it would seem as though they’ll do everything in their power to land Mavropanos.
Rumour rating: 9/10 – There is a lot to like about this deal. Forest desperately need a bit of pace adding to their rearguard and Mavropanos would add that.
He’d also be viewed as a player with a very big future and hopefully, Forest can pay the money Stuttgart want and get this deal over the line.