Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is on the verge of signing a contract extension with Inter Milan.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews. The newspaper reports that there will be a new meeting regarding the Armenian’s future after Sunday’s match against Napoli.
At the moment, Mkhitaryan’s contract with Inter runs out at the end of next June.
The Armenian international signed a two-year deal with the club last summer to join on a free transfer from Roma.
Mkhitaryan will turn 35 during the current season. However, he has shown few signs of slowing down.
On the contrary, Mkhitaryan has been in excellent form.
The 34-year-old has been a key player in the Nerazzurri’s starting eleven under Simone Inzaghi at the start of the season, as he had been throughout last campaign.
Mkhitaryan had played a key role in Inter’s run to last season’s Champions League final.
Given Mkhitaryan’s form and continued importance to the team, Inter do not see his age as a problem in the least.
The Nerazzurri want to extend the Armenian’s deal.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan Close To Signing Inter Contract Extension
By all accounts Inter have been aiming to wrap up the talks as soon as possible.
And in recent weeks, there has been significant progress in this regard.
The Gazzetta report that Inter’s directors already held an initial meeting with Mkhitaryan’s agent Rafaela Pimenta earlier this week.
That was more of a preparatory discussion to set the stage for the actual contract negotiations.
But the more substantial meeting is scheduled for after Inter’s Serie A match away to Napoli this weekend.
That could very well be the meeting that sees an agreement reached. Then the former Manchester United, Arsenal, and Borussia Dortmund veteran could put pen to paper.
According to the Gazzetta, the club are discussing an extension on the basis of a new one-year deal until the end of June 2025, rather than two additional seasons.