Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos could be in line for a permanent switch to Germany this summer.
The 22 year old Greek moved to the Emirates at the tail-end of Arsene Wenger’s time in charge of the club, and, after a promising start, has seen his time in North London dogged by persistent injury problems, making just 8 senior appearances in two years.
He moved to German second division side FC Nürnberg on loan in January, and has since revised his career with them, making ten appearances, including three clean sheets, as the club attempts to avoid relegation.
That form has now attracted the attention of a number of top flight German clubs, and he could be tempted to make the switch to German permanent, as his first team opportunities back in London could be limited. William Saliba will be making his move from French side Saint Etienne, whilst the Pablo Mari loan deal is likely to be made permanent, pushing Mavropanos further down the pecking order.
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