Arsenal are set to land Greece’s super talented youngster Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Giannina for a reported 2.1million euro. The 20-year-old has travelled to London this week to complete his move to the English Premiere League.
Mavropanos is regarded as one of the best defenders to emerge in Greece in the past 10 years. He made his debut in the Greek Super League for PAS Giannina as an 18-year-old in November 2016 and has made 20 appearances for the team in all competitions.
Reports claim the 20-year-old will not challenge for a place in Arsenal’s starting XI and may be loaned out, possibly to a Bundesliga club, to gain more experience.
Greek defenders are said to be in demand at the moment with Sokratis Pastastathopoulos (Borussia Dortmund), Kostas Manolas (Roma) and Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Hamburg) already established at top European clubs while Panagiotis Retsos joined Bayer Leverkusen for £15.75m, a record fee for a Greek player.