Former Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos is a wanted man now, with West Ham United reportedly interested in his signature this summer.

The talented Greek defender joined Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal back in January 2018. He made his debut against Manchester United and impressed everyone, including Ian Wright, who branded him as a ‘fearless’ defender at the time (Football London).

Mikel Arteta and Edu decided to let Mavropanos leave on a permanent deal last year for just £4.5 million (The Athletic). Now, he could return to the Premier League and sign for another London club.

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West Ham want to sign former Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos

Konstantinos Mavropanos has developed into a fine player in the Bundesliga, and his performances have caught the eye of several clubs in Europe.

The Sun report this week that Arsenal’s London rivals West Ham United, along with Wolves and Serie A champions Napoli, are all interested in signing the Greece international.

Stuttgart narrowly avoided relegation from the Bundesliga last season. They only survived thanks to wins against Hamburg over two legs in the playoffs in June.

Mavropanos, like any other player, would love to take the next big step in his career, which is why a move away this summer is a very serious option.

Napoli may well be the most attractive considering they just won the Serie A and will be in the Champions League next season.

West Ham, however, will offer him a return to the Premier League and London, and will arguably table a much more lucrative offer than the Italian club.

The Insider’s View:

West Ham are in a very strong financial position right now.

Premier League survival last season brought in a load of money, as did winning the UEFA Conference League. To add to that, Arsenal just paid them £105 million for Declan Rice (Sky Sports).

West Ham need a new central defender this summer, and Mavropanos would be a great fit. He’s strong, good on the ball and has improved tremendously over the last two years.

Most Arsenal fans were annoyed when Arteta decided to let Mavropanos leave before giving him a chance last year. Now, the Greece international could soon have the opportunity to return to London and show the Gunners boss what he’s all about.

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