In addition to the joy avoiding of relegation, VfB Stuttgart and FC Augsburg have the activation of automatic purchase clauses for talented players to celebrate.
Konstantinos Mavropaanos now belongs to Stuttgart while Arne Maier finds himself the permanent property of FC Augsburg.
On Monday, Germany's main sporting tabloid reported on some further details regarding the deal that will keep Germany U21 international Maier in Bavaria.
|Mavropanos spent the 2020/21 season on loan at Stuttgart.||Photo: VfB Stuttgart|
Certainly not lost among all the wild celebrations as VfB Stuttgart sensationally avoided relegation in the final seconds of the season on Saturday was the fact that star defender Konstantinos Mavropanos' automatic purchase clause had been triggered. As revealed by VfB sporting director Sven Mislintat last October, the Arsenal loanee belonged to the Swabians for a paltry sum of €3 million should Stuttgart avoid relegation.
With most all German media outlets treating Mavropanos' stay in the Bundesliga as fact, the BaWü club have clearly scored a major coup. The 24-year-old's market value has risen to €17 million over the past two seasons. Some sources report that prospective buyers consider him worth far more than that.
Another publicly divulged automatic purchase clause, that of Hertha BSC and Germany U21 captain Arne Maier on loan at Augsburg, also guaranteed that the Fuggerstädter would retain the players services in the event that Maier helped the club maintain the class via 25 appearances.
According to German tabloid Sport Bild, Hertha collects €5 million on the deal.
Neither clause has been a secret, but the clubs have still yet to announce the deals formerly with media posts. This should only be a matter of time.