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Tottenham Hotspur: Lilywhites could make ‘surprise’ move for Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Tottenham Hotspur: Lilywhites could make ‘surprise’ move for Henrikh Mkhitaryan -Tottenham Hotspur News

Henrikh Mkhitaryan could now make a ‘surprise’ move to join Tottenham Hotspur, claims Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Alfredo Pedulla.

The Lowdown: Conte going shopping

The Lilywhites are expected to be busy in the summer transfer market. A point against Norwich City in Sunday’s Premier League finale would book their place in the Champions League next season, meaning Antonio Conte will need to strengthen his squad.

As many as six new signings are likely to come in, and while much of the focus is said to be on acquiring a new centre-back, the Lilywhites are a little light in the playmaker department.

The current squad doesn’t actually have a single attacking midfielder, and while it is not a position which fits directly into the manager’s system, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have a creative player who can play through the middle, where the current ranks are mostly combative stars like Rodrigo Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

The Latest: Watch out for Spurs

According to Pedulla, writing on his personal Twitter account, Mkhitaryan wants to extend his contract at Roma, which expires this summer.

However, a ‘surprise’ move could be on the cards if that doesn’t happen, as the journalist says to ‘watch out’ for Inter and Napoli in Italy and Tottenham and Aston Villa in England.

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The Verdict: Sneaky good signing?

Things may not have worked out for Mkhitaryan during his last stint in England, but he still managed to provide 22 goals and 24 assists across 122 appearances with Manchester United and Arsenal, even drawing praise for ‘dominating’ the competition from Red Devils teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Back in Italy, the 33 year-old has gone from strength to strength, racking up 57 goal involvements for Jose Mourinho’s side in 116 games, and he has also been crowned Armenia’s player of the year a whopping ten times.

Creating over a chance per game in Serie A this season, the experienced 95-cap man, while not a long-term solution, would add a different kind of threat to Conte’s side along with years of experience across domestic and European competitions.

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