Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s agent Mino Raiola has arrived in London to complete his client’s move to Arsenal ahead of the reported swap deal between the Armenian and Alexis Sanchez.
A report from The Sun quotes that the Super Agent is currently negotiating the terms with Arsenal to finally conclude this long-lasting saga. Having said that, it is safe to say it is hardly a matter of hours before we see the Chilean travelling to Manchester.
The final words of the verdict were delivered by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger this morning where he went on to quote that the deal is indeed on the cards. However, he also admitted that there also lies a possibility of a potential failure. As quoted by the Guardian, the Frenchman had said:
“I’ve worked on transfers for 30 years, so it is likely to happen. But at any moment, at any minute, things can break down. That’s how the transfer market is. As long as it’s not over the line, you have to accept that it can, as well, not happen. It’s now in the next 24 to 48 hours that it will happen or not.”
Meanwhile, there were some confusions over whether Mkhitaryan will be a part of the deal or not eventually, but the Armenian’s agent cleared off the roof by inverting all the cards. He went on to claim that it is his client who is the centrepiece of this negotiation and not the Chile international.
Raiola told The Times: “Manchester United is not going to sign Sanchez unless Mkhi agrees to join Arsenal.
“Mkhi has not decided yet. Mkhi is going to do what is best for him. He has two-and-a-half years left on his contract, so it’s his decision.”
The scenario, however, has overturned, as the Italian agent, according to The Sun, is right now in London and is negotiating personals terms with the Gunners.
As per the Telegraph, the Chile international will sign a four-and-a-half year contract with the Red Devils and will be paid £14m-a-year after tax. As far as the fee is concerned, the same source has mentioned a £30m fee will be paid as per Arsenal’s demands, with £20m signing-on fee, and an agents’ fee worth more than £10m being the breakdown of this.