Inter’s acquisition of midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan on a free transfer from Roma could prove to be a very useful signing for adding quality to the squad without a transfer fee.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who note that the 33-year-old’s experience and versatility can subtly strengthen the Nerazzurri’s squad and that he also brings with him a particular winning mentality.
Mkhitaryan arrives at Inter with no shortage of experience, but the Armenian’s most recent season with Roma suggests that he still has plenty left to contribute.
For the Giallorossi, Mkhitaryan has carved out a mezzala role in midfielder which suits his characteristics well as a player with both high technical ability and a vision for the game that comes with his experience.
However, the Armenian can also play anywhere from a deeper midfield role to an attacking midfield or second striker position, and no matter where he plays his technical quality and efficiency can help to stitch the entire team together.
With the 33-year-old’s signing the Nerazzurri have brought in a player who has won 23 trophies across his career, starting with his time in Armenian football and most recently seeing him win the Europa Conference League with Roma.
This is more trophies than any player currently in the Nerazzurri’s squad, and Mkhitaryan will be very keen to add a Scudetto to the list, and he could be a player with the right qualities to round out the squad for a title charge next season.