Fulham have been linked with a summer move for Panathinaikos midfielder Charalampos Mavrias after club scouts were spotted watching him on international duty this week.
Fulham scouts kept a close eye on the teenager as he made a brief appearance during Greece’s goalless friendly draw with Switzerland on Wednesday night and Martin Jol’s scouting team have been compiling regular reports on the 18 year-old since the start of the Greek Super League season. The attacking midfielder, who can also play as a right winger, has been a highly-rated member of the Panathinaikos academy since he signed for the Greek giants aged just twelve and has become one of Greek football’s rising stars since making his first-team debut last season.
Mavrias scored his first Panathinaikos goal against Motherwell in the Europa League qualifying round last July – making him the youngest scorer of a European goal for Panathinaikos. He entered club folklore in December when he scored one and made the other in a 2-2 draw against arch rivals Olympiakos, making him the youngest goalscorer in the history of the bitter derby. Mavrias, who made his international debut last September, has 39 appearances for Panathinaikos, scoring three goals.
The Greek press also claim that Jol is taking a close interest in Olympakios striker Kostas Mitrologu, who scored against Arsenal in the Champions’ League earlier this season. The 24 year-old has scored twelve goals in 24 caps for Greece and has been in fine form since returning from a loan spell at Atromitos in December.