West Ham sign Stuttgart defender Mavropanos

West Ham United have completed the signing of Greece defender Konstantinos Mavropanos from Stuttgart for an undisclosed fee.

Mavropanos, 25, has signed a five-year contract with the Hammers and has taken the number 15 shirt.

He was signed by Arsenal in January 2018 but only made seven Premier League appearances before being loaned out.

“I’m really looking forward to the next step in my career,” he said. “I will give everything for the shirt.”I am really happy and excited to be here, and to be back in the Premier League.”

Mavropanos, who has been capped 19 times by Greece, becomes West Ham’s third signing of the summer after midfielders James Ward-Prowse and Edson Alvarez arrived from Southampton and Ajax respectively.

He played 34 times for Stuttgart in all competitions last season as the German side narrowly avoided relegation, and made 89 appearances for them overall, scoring eight goals.

Mavropanos had joined the Bundesliga club from Arsenal on a season-long loan in July 2020, which was extended for a second season, before the move was subsequently made permanent.

Hammers boss David Moyes backed Mavropanos to provide competition to the club’s existing defenders.

Credit: bbc.com


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