Arsenal has reportedly turned down two offers from AS Roma to make the loan deal of Henrikh Mkhitaryan permanent.
The Armenian has been on loan at the Italian side this season and he seems to have revived his career.
He has been in fine form, despite his season being disrupted by injuries and he has become a key member of the Roma squad.
Mikel Arteta had earlier said that the attacker may still have a future at the Emirates, however, with just one season left on his current deal, it appears that Arsenal would rather cash-in.
The latest report from the Standard claims that Arsenal and AS Roma are still struggling to reach an agreement over the player’s sale.
The report further claims that Roma has tabled two bids for his permanent signature and the last bid was worth up to £10 million. However, it claims that the Gunners want at least double that fee for Armenian.
Arsenal is hoping that his form in Rome will attract more suitors and that could see them get exactly what they think that he is worth.
However, he may decide to return and run down his contract next season which wouldn’t be good for Arsenal as the Gunners look to avoid losing their players on a free.
I’d take 15m and let him go.
What about making sure that Saka, Martinelli and Auba get new deals!
NO ONE WILL PAY ANYWHERE CLOSE TO £15MILLION ESP IN THIS NOW UTTERLY CHANGED FINANCIAL TIME. Get real! We will be lucky to get 8 mill and probably won’t !
World finances will take a hit, football will not take a particular big hit compared to other industries in such a recession due to its nature. It also makes little difference if hes now worth 8 instead of 20 regardless because if the market has dipped then the player we were planning on signing with said 20 million will be worth a similarly lower amount too.
If the leagues complete as is both highly likely and expected by experts then the financial impact will be minimal on the larger clubs anyway and he’ll still be worth a similar amount. There is zero scientific, financial, legal or logistical reasons to believe the season will not complete and very little reason to not believe that will begin sometime in May maybe June. This is also the singular desire of all the authorities involved so unless something very drastically changes in the next two months this is what will happen no matter how much Jon wishes it wasn’t so not entirely sure why he wishes this in the 1st place but there we are.