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Sport Roma reach agreement to extend Mkhitaryan loan from Arsenal

23:52  30 june  2020
23:52  30 june  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Mkhitaryan will stay with Roma - contract for 2020/21 season

 Mkhitaryan will stay with Roma - contract for 2020/21 season © ANP Sport / Getty Images Henrikh Mkhitaryan will stay with Roma Henrikh Mkhitaryan will stay with AS Roma for the rest of the current season. A loan agreement has already been negotiated for the new season. Mkhitaryan booked six goals and three assists in the current Serie A. The Romans can be satisfied with the loan business so far - and have now negotiated an extension. As the Armenian’s official loan contract ends, the Roma negotiated an extension with Arsenal for the rest of the season.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan holding a football ball: Euro 2020 Qualifier - Group J - Armenia v Bosnia and Herzegovina © Reuters/ANTON VAGANOV Euro 2020 Qualifier - Group J - Armenia v Bosnia and Herzegovina

(Reuters) - AS Roma have reached a "preliminary agreement" to extend midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan's loan deal from Arsenal until the end of next season, the Serie A club said on Tuesday.

Mkhitaryan, 31, joined the Italians at the start of the season after a disappointing 18-month spell at Premier League club Arsenal following a swap deal in January 2018 which saw Chile forward Alexis Sanchez move to Manchester United.

"I'm very pleased," Mkhitaryan told Roma's website. "I'm happy to extend my stay here because I still have things that I haven't achieved yet that I want to achieve. I'm looking forward to it."

Mkhitaryan should extend until 2021 with the Roma

 Mkhitaryan should extend until 2021 with the Roma © Supplied by Sofoot Henrikh at brac. The sweet Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who had established himself as a holder at Roma shortly before confinement and who started the two matches of Giallorossi since the resumption, agreed with the Roman club to extend the adventure until at the end of the season. La Louve announced the news on Tuesday in an release . The former Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United had been on loan from Arsenal since last September.

The Armenia international has scored six goals and provided four assists in all competitions for the Rome club. His loan deal was set to expire on Tuesday.

"We are happy that Henrikh has decided to stay with us, and help us continue to grow," Roma CEO Guido Fienga said.

"The club's targets have not changed and we always want to have players at our club, like Micki, who show their desire, professionalism and determination, who represent our club and our fans in the right way."

Roma are fifth in the standings with 48 points and on track to qualify for the Europa League. They are nine points behind Atalanta who occupy the fourth and final Champions League spot with 10 games to play.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru)

Mercato ASSE: Reinforcement for the final! .
© Supplied by Sports.fr ASSE AS Saint-Etienne can count on Loïc Perrin for the final of the Coupe de France. Loïc Perrin may well compete in the final of the Coupe de France , on July 24, between the AS Saint-Etienne and the Paris Saint-Germain . At the end of the contract on Tuesday, June 30, the emblematic captain of the Greens has reached an agreement with his lifelong club to extend his lease for a few weeks.

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