Henrikh Mkhitaryan has had a somewhat strange last few years. Basically discarded by Manchester United in a swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez, the Armenian has found it hard to adjust in England.
He left for AS Roma this season and has impressed Roma manager Paulo Fonseca to the point where Roma have reportedly approach Arsenal about purchasing the player.
According to Fabrizio Romano, talks have begun between the two clubs to find a permanent solution with Arsenal reportedly looking for a deal in the region of 10 million to part with the player.
Fonseca spoke of his admiration for Mkhitaryan:
“I want him to stay and he also wants to stay, However, it should be clear that everything is now on hiatus, and we’ll have to talk to Arsenal. I want to continue working with him because he’s a great player and a great man”Paulo Fonseca on Henrikh Mkhitaryan
There is optimism from Roma based on the fact that Mkhitaryan himself wants to move to Rome which should help the two clubs reach a mutual agreement very soon.