Campbell fears Arsenal have made £2.5m transfer blunder 'behind-the-scenes' after director reveal
Arsenal have agreed to let Konstantinos Mavropanos join Stuttgart for “a very low fee”.
That is the view of former Gunners and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 23-year-old’s future.
Mavropanos joined Stuttgart on loan with an option to buy in August, having also spent the previous season on loan at the Bundesliga side.
Stuttgart’s director of football, Sven Mislintat revealed on Monday the details of the deal struck between the two sides.
The ex-Arsenal recruitment chief told Bundesliga News the German club have a £2.5million obligation to buy the centre-half if they avoid relegation.
He also revealed the loan fee for Mavropanos this season to be £425,000.
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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of the numbers, Campbell said: “That seems very low.
“I don’t know what has been agreed behind the scenes. Is there a caveat that says he can go for a small amount of money?
“He is a very capable centre-half. He’s been excellent from Stuttgart from what I’ve heard.
“The problem is, he is not going to get in the team at Arsenal.
“It is not a concern that Mavropanos is going to leave the club. We’ve got William Saliba coming back next year, Ben White, Gabriel – who is an absolute beast, Rob Holding and Pablo Mari. That is five centre-halves.
“Mavronpanos has no future at Arsenal but even so, £2.5million is a low fee for a player of his quality.”