'Wow', 'What on Earth': Some Arsenal fans stunned by £5m exit
Some Arsenal fans were stunned after the club confirmed that Konstantinos Mavropanos has returned to Stuttgart in a move totalling £5m.
In a statement on their website, the Gunners confirmed that the Greece international has joined on an initial loan deal.
David Ornstein has revealed the German outfit paid a £500k loan fee for the 23-year-old.
He also claimed that there is an obligation to sign the defender on a permanent deal if the club stays in the Bundesliga. However, it’s an option if the club do face the ultimate demise.
Stuttgart will pay £3m if they sign the centre-back with an extra £1.5m in bonuses, but, Arsenal have a sell-on clause.
TBR View: £5m Mavropanos value represents poor transfer business from Arsenal
A £5m transfer value of Mavropanos represents poor business from Arsenal.
The noise coming out of the Bundesliga was that the Greek centre-half enjoyed a brilliant campaign. To secure a total of just £5m for his sale is a shocking figure.
At 23-years-old, he can still go on to haunt the Gunners should he endure a Serge Gnabry-esque ascension.
However, amidst the shocking news, you’ve come to expect that from the north London giants. They have never been the best at conducting business especially sales.
Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie spring to mind.
Here is how fans reacted…
£3m….— Jack (@jackb1248) June 24, 2021
What a steal from Stuttgart— César Véliz (@cesar_velizp) June 24, 2021
WOW!!! We really don't know how to sell or value our players. Watch him now turn into a monster defender.— IslingtonGoonerAFC (@Born_a_gooner) June 24, 2021
£3m what on earth— evan 》 (@afcevan) June 24, 2021
He’s better than White— 🇳🇱 (@Aubakkryang) June 24, 2021
My God what a horrible deal.— Camilo (@CamiloE14) June 24, 2021
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