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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:33
Mkhitaryan unbothered by pay cut after joining Roma
By Associated Press
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:33 By Associated Press

New Roma player Henrikh Mkhitaryan arrives at Rome's Fiumicino international airport, Sept 2, 2019. (TELENEWS / ANSA VIA AP)

ROME - Deadline-day signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan says he didn't even think twice about a massive salary reduction before joining Roma in a loan deal from Arsenal.

I got a call from my agent and I wanted to come, because it was a great opportunity for me. I didn't even have a discussion with my agent about money

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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Mkhitaryan says, "I got a call from my agent and I wanted to come, because it was a great opportunity for me. I didn't even have a discussion with my agent about money."

Speaking at Mkhitaryan's presentation on Tuesday, Roma sporting director Gianluca Petrachi stressed that the attacking midfielder accepted reduced pay.

Mkhitaryan will reportedly earn 3 million euros (US$3.3 million) this season with 1 million euros in potential bonuses - less than half of what he was making at Arsenal.

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Mkhitaryan says dwindling playing time at Arsenal spurred the move: "Maybe I was not fitting so well in English football, so I think a change was good. ... The last month at Arsenal I was not getting pleasure, so that's why I said it was better to come to Roma and to get happy and to get the pleasure from playing football again."

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