By Daniel Feliciano

26th Apr, 2022 | 1:10pm

West Ham want to sign Konstantinos Mavropanos this summer - report

West Ham are monitoring the progress of Konstantinos Mavropanos ahead of a potential summer transfer, according to Football London.

The Hammers are expected to bolster their side during the summer transfer window, with the team suffering with big defensive injuries this summer to Angelo Ogbonna, Kurt Zouma and Issa Diop this season.

Now Mavropanos has emerged as a potential target after shining while on loan at Stuttgart this season while on loan from Premier League rivals Arsenal.

Football London are reporting that both Borussia Dortmund and West Ham are monitoring the Greek defender’s progress and while Stuttgart are expected to make his loan permanent, he could then be sold for a profit.

Arsenal have reportedly got a 10% sell-on clause in that deal with Stuttgart, which would see them make some money too if the Hammers were to make a move.

Powerhouse

Mavropanos had a tough spell in his short time in the Premier League with Arsenal, but he has grown into a really solid defender while away on loan.

He is tall, strong, powerful, dominant in the air and can play with the ball at his feet too and would fit in well with the type of squad that David Moyes likes to build, having been described as a ‘monster’ by Pellegrini Matarazzo.

However with Stuttgart likely to be looking for big money for him to let him depart, the Hammers are likely to be better off looking elsewhere to strengthen their back line.

There are plenty of gems and quality young defenders in Europe currently and the club have always got their ear to the ground when it comes to the scouting department.

For Moyes to spend big on Mavropanos would mean he is completely sold on him and that seems unlikely, but it’s certainly a deal to keep an eye on.

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