Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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  • 10 - Will be one of the absolutely best players in the history of the game (think Meazza, Matheus)

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  • 9 - Will be one of the club legends, and become one of the best players in the world of their era

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  • 2 - Close to a useless player, who will add nothing to the team besides filling the CL quota

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  • 1 - Crap, shit, useless player, worst business ever, Mancini, Quaresma and Gresko combined

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Il Drago

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HENRIKH MKHITARYAN SIGNS FOR INTER​

The 33-year-old midfielder joins the Nerazzurri after his spell at Roma​

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has a wealth of experience: he speaks many languages, he’s visited numerous countries, played for a range of clubs, stood alongside players of different nationalities and been managed by some great coaches. Despite his worldly wanderings, he’s always stayed close to his roots, with early heartbreak guiding his journey both on and off the pitch.

Born in Yerevan on 21 January 1989, Henrikh has become Inter's maiden Armenian player. He was born in Armenia but grew up in France. This was because his father, Hamlet, was playing in Ligue 2 and banging in the goals as a striker. The bond between father and son is perfectly captured through football, but their time together was to be cut short after his father passed away from illness at a young age.

His passion for football was established early on and it only grew stronger. At just 13 years of age, Mkhitaryan flew to Brazil to train with São Paulo and shared a room with an older player, who happened to be former Nerazzurri star Hernanes.

Here, he worked on the technical side to his game, played a different, creative style of football and learnt another language. On top of Armenian and French, young Henrikh got to grips with Portuguese, which served him well when he played in Donetsk as half of his team-mates at Shakhtar were Brazilian. It was in Ukraine that he blossomed into a star, first at Metalurh, but especially at Shakhtar under former Inter coach Mircea Lucescu.

In 2012/13, he finished the season with 29 goals, with his style marked by a direct, pragmatic approach with no frills. He’s a player who can contribute to build-up play but can finish moves off too. Next up was Germany, first under Jürgen Klopp, then Thomas Tuchel. The systems they played saw him develop further before he then made the leap to the Premier League, where he played for Manchester United and Arsenal. He spent three seasons in England and, among other successes, he won the Europa League with the Red Devils, scoring a crucial goal in the final.

Armenia, France, Brazil, Ukraine, Germany and England: there have been many stops on his way to Italy. He spent three campaigns at Roma, making 116 appearances, scoring 29 goals and winning the Conference League.

From his house in Valence and now to Milan, Henrikh is making another stop on his journey. As he embraces the Nerazzurri colours, with his Armenian heritage, we are reminded of another Inter great, Youri Djorkaeff.

Welcome, Henrikh!

 

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He will be a very valuable player this year.. you can count on him coming from the bench for either Hakan or Barella and even Brozo
Thanks to marotta we now have a great a sub also asllani.. but hes young we cant count seriously on him
Also Dzeko for Lukaku is a good sub too
I would have liked to keep sanchez more than Dzeko and correa but Marotta and lemone know better
 

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Well, he is not a bad player, I'm just kinda over 33-34 year olds coming to Inter on high wages, altho his are a bit lower to be fair.
 

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This is a decent transfer. Mkhitaryian will be good in Inzaghi's football.
 

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next fever dream
 

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So what's the real salary?
 

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He will be a very valuable player this year.. you can count on him coming from the bench for either Hakan or Barella and even Brozo
Thanks to marotta we now have a great a sub also asllani.. but hes young we cant count seriously on him
Also Dzeko for Lukaku is a good sub too
I would have liked to keep sanchez more than Dzeko and correa but Marotta and lemone know better
Miky is basically our new Sanchez. Old player but still very good as bench option.
 
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So what's the real salary?
Reported was between 3-4m so I suppose there are lots of bonuses included. The good thing is that the gross salary is only 4.9m (max).
 

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As someone who’s watched him a lot, I think Miki can be an excellent squad player, provided he stays fit.

PROS:

Versatility: He’s played everywhere from defensive mid to second striker. Though he’s most suited to playing behind two striker.

Directness: He plays with his head up and is always looking to pass the ball forward. If the team moves around him, you can trust Miki to spot the runs. Despite losing his explosiveness with age, he’s always relied more on game-smarts.

Attitude: Miki is the classroom goody two-shoes. He’s going to work hard, do what the coach says and not cause any issues. IIRC the guy has a law degree, speaks half a dozen languages and basically has no personality whatever.

CONS:

Age: Obviously.

Confidence: He’s great when he builds up momentum, but he can be slow to adjust and I can see him failing to adjust as a bench option, especially if age becomes a factor.

Turnovers: He can be prone to trying high-risk plays and causing turnovers. And while he can often dribble out of trouble, he doesn’t have the speed he once had.

On the whole, I think he’ll do well if he stays fit.
 

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we are once again full of United players. Lukaku, Mkhitaryan, Darmian and Alexis. The first 3 were also teammates there, while Alexis and Mkhitaryan got traded for eachother... Looks like even this time they wont play together.
 

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2 year deal???!!!!

Haha please play out of your Mind this year so it will be easier to stomach your golden handshake next season
 

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Welcome to the club. Make us proud :interscarf:

He seems to be a smart player. Would kill with Dzeko as a sub force.
 

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So why did we let Persic leave to bring this guy for almost the same deal?

This one really has me scratching my head.... Persic is a month younger.....
 

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So why did we let Persic leave to bring this guy for almost the same deal?

This one really has me scratching my head.... Persic is a month younger.....

Perisic would go anyways, he wanted to go to EPL too much.. all that salary stuff was an excuse imho

This guy will give to us stability in mf as a sub, finally something we lacked for a long time. So far we only had Vidal, but his temper got us fked many times.
Besides, he can replace any of three in mf, which is a big plus.
 
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