West Ham are interested in signing Arsenal owned defender Konstantinos Mavropanos in the summer transfer window.
Football London have reported that Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to bring the 24-year-old centre-back to the London Stadium this summer.
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Centre-back is a department where Moyes will be absolutely desperate to strengthen at the end of this season.
Kurt Zouma, Angelo Ogbonna and Issa Diop are all currently out with long-term injuries and there’s no guarantee that any of them will hit the ground running next season.
So the next central defender that Moyes brings to West Han had better be a truly elite one.
And it appears as though the Scot is targeting a high quality centre-back purchase in the summer transfer window…
West Ham eye Mavropanos deal
According to Football London, the Hammers want to sign the Greek ace and will have to pay round £21 million in order to bring him back to London.
The Arsenal owned centre-back, 24, is currently out on loan in the Bundesliga with Stuttgart.
The German club have an option to sign the Greek ace for just £2.5 million (BILD).
Mavropanos has been a real hit with Stuttgart. In 28 Bundesliga outings, he has scored four goals and averaged 1.9 tackles, 2.2 interceptions and 5.3 clearances per match. The Greek ace has also won an average of 2.9 aerial duels per game (Who Scored).
Considering his fine form in the Bundesliga, there is a very good chance that he will be snapped up on a permanent deal by the Germans. Stuttgart may well then decide to move him on once again for a massive profit.
The ex-Arsenal ace is a top-class defender and possesses all of the physical attributes needed to go on and succeed in the Premier League.
He’s at the right age as well now to really make a name for himself back in England. The Bundesliga’s official website has described the Arsenal loanee as an ‘excellent’ defender as well as a ‘gladiator’.
West Ham paying £21 million for Mavropanos in the summer transfer window seems like very good value tho us.