Mkhitaryan keen on new Roma deal

13 January 2021 23:54:12

Henrikh Mkhitaryan says he's really?enjoying his football again and?hopes to extend his stay at Serie A giants Roma.

The Armenia international, who moved on a free transfer from Arsenal last summer, is?having another excellent season at Roma, who play Lazio in the Derby della Capitale on Friday evening.

The 31-year-old has revealed he has yet to open discussions regarding a new contract at the Stadio Olimpico but says he could not be happier and is ready to sign fresh terms.

Mkhitaryan first joined Roma on loan for the start of the 2019-20 season, ending three underwhelming years in England.

He struggled to cement a starting place at Manchester United, who he joined for £40m from Borussia Dortmund in 2016, and moved on?to Arsenal?but he also failed to hold down a regular place with the Gunners.

However, after doing well on loan?at Roma?last season, Mkhitaryan made?the move permanent in July.

He is the Italian side's top-scorer with eight goals this term,?helping his team up to third place in Serie A and is playing some of his best football since he left Dortmund.

Mkhitaryan, who has also contributed eight assists for Paulo Fonseca's high-fliers, told La Repubblica: "Roma believed in me, you can see from how I play that I'm happy here.

"There has been no time to talk about a new deal. But we will sit down soon."

Roma are?13/10 to beat their city rivals Lazio, who are a?15/8 chance, on Friday, while the draw is 27/10.

Roma are 11/10?to finish in the top four this season.

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