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Granit Xhaka has heavily hinted that a move away from Arsenal could be on the cards this summer. According to Goal.com, Xhaka is being considered as a top transfer target for Roma, who recently brought in former Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho as their new man in the dugout. After having seen Xhaka in close quarters several times, Mourinho has identified the 28-year-old as a key player in the Roma team that he is about to assemble.
Xhaka is currently with Switzerland at the Euro 2020. He was an instrumental part in helping the team get past World Cup champions France. Xhaka will not be involved in the last 16 match against Spain due to suspension, but he might have already cemented his place high within Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho’s return to Italy comes about a decade after his last presence with Inter Milan. The Portuguese has a difficult job on his hands with Roma far from being title challengers in the division. A steely and resilient player like Xhaka has been the preference of Mourinho throughout his managerial career. At 28 years of age, Xhaka is at the time when he will get an opportunity to make a big move. The midfielder has hinted that he loves the prospect of being able to learn new languages, which is seen as a strong hint in favour of moving to Italy.
Roma might have to work a little harder to get the signature of Xhaka, who has a contract until 2023. He has been seen as an influential player for the Swiss national team. One of the several players to have impressed during the Euro 2020, Xhaka might soon be leaving the Premier League. He has been with Arsenal since 2016. The controversial time in North London has also seen Xhaka pick up two FA Cup medals, while also finishing a runner up in the Europa League.