Mourinho Campaigning to Keep Roma Star amid Contract Talks

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (A.S. Roma) during the Coppa Italia soccer match between FC Internazionale vs AS Roma at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in Milan, Italy on 8 February 2022.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan decided the contest between Sampdoria and Roma with his fourth goal of the season. Despite past disagreements with José Mourinho, he has continued to serve a key role. However, his contract runs out in June.

The coach invited the parties to reach an agreement in his post-game remarks to Sky: “I want him to stay, and I think the management and the player are on the same page. Mino Raiola is enamored with his clients. If Mkhitaryan wishes to continue playing with Roma, his agent will make it happen.”

According to previous reports, the versatile attacker asks for a two-year contract and to confirm his current salary. Instead, the front office prefers reducing it considering his age. The 33-year-old makes €4M. He penned a short-term deal last summer.

Mkhitaryan quickly tackled his Roma future talking with DAZN (via Voce Giallorossa): “We will discuss the extension in the next few days. There is not much time to think in this stretch of the season. The most important thing is to have the right mentality and focus on the upcoming matches. Losing to Juventus is a big regret, as it is the only game we botched in recent rounds.

The Giallorossi have remained undefeated in the last ten Serie A fixtures. With Atalanta losing to Napoli, they have taken control of the 5th position and cut the gap with the Bianconeri to five points. 

Mkhitaryan has featured in multiple positions in his third Roma campaign, dishing 7 assists in 37 appearances across all competitions.

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