Stuttgart’s Konstantinos Mavropanos remains focused on the job in hand at the Bundesliga club with the ongoing relegation battle, but the Greek defender doesn’t rule out a departure in the summer despite being happy at the club.
Eintracht Frankfurt, Napoli and Nottingham Forest have all shown an interest in signing Mavropanos, who said: “These rumours don’t interest me. At the moment my focus is on my last two games that that VfB stay in the Bundesliga.”
When asked whether he would remain at Stuttgart beyond the summer, Mavropanos added: “I can’t make any promises because sometimes things in football can change from one day to the next. But what I can say is that I feel at home at VfB and I really enjoy my time here.”
Should Mavropanos depart, his only preference is to play in European competitions. “As far as the league goes, I have no preference,” added the 25-year-old. “I want to play internationally with my team at some point. This is the best level to keep improving.”
Mavropanos has played 26 Bundesliga games this season and during his time at Stuttgart, which included a loan spell from Arsenal before joining on a permanent basis, the central-defender has played 85 games across all competitions.
Stuttgart sit 17th, one point behind Schalke who occupy the relegation playoff, with two games remaining. Should VfB secure their Bundesliga status, Mavropanos will have a reported €30m exit clause.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder