Henrikh Mkhitaryan has revealed that his move to AS Roma was as last minute as it seemed with the player not aware of the interest from Italy until after Sunday’s North London derby.
The Armenia international came off the bench for the final 23 minutes of the 2-2 draw with Sp*rs before he was contacted by representative Mino Raiola about the chance to spend the season in Serie A.
Not long after the end of the game he hopped on an aeroplane to the Italian capital.
“Everything happened in the last day right after the Tottenham game I got a call from my agent,” revealed the midfielder.
“He told me that I have to fly to Rome the next day to have a medical with the team and also sign a contract.
“It is a great opportunity for me as I didn’t get a lot of playing time.”
To make such an important decision so quickly suggests that a conversation about leaving must have taken place between Micki and Raiola during the summer and that it was always going to happen if the right offer came along.