AS Roma eye permanent deal for Mkhitaryan in the summer

AS Roma boss Paulo Fonseca has revealed that he would be interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan on a permanent basis. It can be recalled that the Armenian joined the Serie A outfit on loan from Arsenal last summer in search of regular first-team action.

He fell down the pecking order at the Emirates under Unai Emery and had to join Roma in a loan deal worth £2.75million. The deal didn’t include an obligation to buy but the Serie A side are hoping to seal a permanent deal for Mkhitaryan in the summer.

In a chat with Sky Sports, Fonseca revealed: “Mkhi during this season got some injuries but he is returning now and he is proving his quality”

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“He is a player with great decisions on the pitch and I would also like to keep Mkhi in our team.”

The midfielder made a slow start to life at Roma before he started finding his feet. His goal in the 4 nil demolition of Leece was his second in 4 games.

“It was an important win to get some confidence back for the next games,” the 31-year-old told Roma TV.

“It wasn’t easy, we need to get back our faith in the league. We believe in fourth place, of course, but we have to take it one game at a time and remain concentrated.

“The team has regained confidence with these two wins, but we must always work to improve. We never stop improving, we must be ready to adapt ahead of every opponent.”

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