There are credible reports coming from Italy that Serie A outfit Roma is on the verge of sealing a deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
According to Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Marzio, the Italian giants are making a last-ditch effort to sign the Armenian star on a loan with an option to buy.
Marzio further claims that Roma’s Sporting Director Gianluca Petrachi is the one driving the effort to lure the 30-year-old to the Italian capital.
I do not want to be harsh here but if this report turns out to be accurate then it would be the perfect ending to the European transfer window.
Let’s be honest, it has not worked out for Mkhitaryan at the Emirates, he has simply not adapted and is definitely not a fans favourite, I doubt too many will shed any dears if he is to depart North London in the next 24 hours.
He has rarely delivered and yet we know he has undoubted talent and that is one of the most frustrating things about him.
Mkhitaryan is reportedly on £200k per week and there is absolutely nothing in Marzio’s report about who will foot his wage bill, it may be the case that Arsenal has to pay a portion, I simply do not know at this stage, neither am I aware of any loan fee being involved.
But regardless of the financials, it is in the best interests of the player and club that a parting of ways occurs, there is nothing left for him at Arsenal and he will almost certainly get more first-team football elsewhere.
Fingers crossed this one is true.