Bundesliga director reacts as Leeds and Nottingham Forest target £17m giant

Stuttgart have yet to receive an ‘official’ offer for Konstantinos Mavropanos as Premier League duo Leeds United and Nottingham Forest are eyeing the former Arsenal man, the Bundesliga club’s sporting director has told us BW24.

Mavropanos, 25, is one of the more experienced members of the young VFB squad; the youngest in the entire German top flight.

His intelligence and presence will also be integral to Stuttgart’s survival hopes. The 2007 Bundesliga champions are in freefall under Bruno Labbadia, and relegation will almost certainly see the Condors pick up bones from Stuttgart’s corpses in exchange for tasty treats such as Borna Sosa, Serhou Guirassy and the aforementioned Mavropanos.

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nottingham forest, kicker Say, be willing to pay around £17m. Steve Cooper’s side could face competition from Leeds United – assuming the two sides remain First Division sides in the summer.

according to German journalist Christian FalkMavropanos has a lot of attention in Leeds.

Leeds United and Forest were also reportedly interested in January, but Stuttgart have yet to receive what sporting director Fabian Wohlgemuth calls an “official” offer.

Will Leeds or Nottingham Forest bring Mavropanos back to England?

“There is no official claim to Konstantinos Mavropanos,” Wohlgemuth said.

The 6ft 4in Greece international has grown by leaps and bounds since his short spell at Arsenal. Despite Stuttgart’s poor form, Mavropanos remains one of the Bundesliga’s most high-profile centre-backs; those predatory runs into midfield are a major part of his game.

With seven goals since the start of last season, Mavropanos is also a reliable source of defensive goals.

“I’ve never seen a performance like this,” said Gunners legend Ian Wright in 2018; teenage Mavropanos shined on his Arsenal debut against Manchester United.

“Anticipation, speed, awareness. You can play him against Diego Costa and he looks like he’s ready for a fight. He’s fearless and youthful.”

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