Wolves are reportedly showing interest in former Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos.
According to London World, Wanderers are one of a few clubs taking a look at the Greece international.
Mavropanos plays for Stuttgart at the moment, but is expected to leave at the end of the season.
He’s apparently liked by Wolves, West Ham United and Fulham in the Premier League.
Serie A champions Napoli are thought to be keen, with Kim Min-jae the subject of interest from Manchester United. And Champions League finalists Inter Milan see him as a possible replacement for Milan Skriniar.
Mavropanos joined Stuttgart in 2022, having failed to make an impression at Arsenal.
Mavropanos struggled for game time, and then had loan spells with FC Nurnburg and then Stuttgart. He then turned his move to Stuttgart permanent
He’s been able to get far more minutes there, and has so far played 85 games for the German outfit.
It is stated by London World that Mavropanos will make a decision on his future at the end of the season. Supposedly, he is valued at around £25 million.
Wolves currently have four centre-backs on their books.
Julen Lopetegui has Craig Dawson, Nathan Collins, Max Kilman and Toti Gomes at his disposal. But Toti has recently emerged as an option to play at left-back.
With Yerson Mosquera expected to stay out on loan at FC Cincinnati until January, Wolves may well have need to add one more centre-back to the squad this summer.
Konstantinos Mavropanos may be out of Wolves’ price range at £25 million
It will be interesting to see if Wolves do swoop for Mavropanos this summer.
£25 million is a big chunk, and the Express & Star have suggested Wolves might be focusing on signing players in the £8 million – £15 million bracket in the summer. Apparently, there are currently concerns around FFP.
Pellegrino Materazzo, who managed Mavropanos at Stuttgart, said of the star (via Bundesliga official): “He always shows in training that he can produce magic. He’s got heart, energy and determination. We need guys like him.
“He’s our gladiator – a monster in terms of physique.”
Potentially the 6ft 4in star would be an exciting addition.
Wolves have, of course, done business with Stuttgart in recent times, with Sasa Kalajdzic joining the club last summer.
But who knows at this point if Wolves will be financially capable of doing a deal.