Greek footballer Konstantinos Mavropanos, former Arsenal player, is a new West Ham player, the London club reported. He arrives from Stuttgart in a £17m transfer.
Harry Maguire was long linked with the Hammers, but ultimately decided to stay at Manchester United. Experienced manager David Moyes quickly found a solution and brought Mavropanos from Stuttgart.
The Greek will sign a contract for five seasons after medical examinations, and in this way West Ham will probably close the transfer window in which they were left without captain Declan Rice who moved to Arsenal for a staggering 116 million euros, while Edson Alvarez arrived in his ranks from Ajax, Jaime Ward-Prowse from Southampton.
Mavropanos returns to the Premier League, having worn the Arsenal jersey for three seasons. He played 19 games for the national team, while he scored eight goals in 88 games for Stuttgart.
Interestingly, the popular Konstantinos is the first Greek to wear the West Ham shirt.