The future of the two players could be linked. Roma wants Mkhitaryan to stay but the Lupi may push for Pedro only if the Armenian goes back to Arsenal.
Just a few days ago, I wrote about the possibility of Pedro to join the Giallorossi next season and why I believe Roma will not go for this kind of investment.
Rumors from the UK are still reporting on Roma’s serious interest in the Chelsea player instead. According to Mirror.co.uk, the Lupi would have already made an offer to the player. Approximately €3 million + bonuses per year to convince the Spaniard to move to the Eternal City.
Although Pedro Rodriguez reportedly has strong interest from the MLS as well, the Giallorossi may be interested in him only if Mkhitaryan were to leave. The Armenia international could go back to Arsenal at the end of the season even if Roma is reportedly interested in extending his loan. But Mikel Arteta likes Mkhitaryan‘s way to play and he may recall him.
Pedro will be a free-agent right at the end of the current season. Likely, many clubs are interested in him due to his technique and remarkable experience. Although he may be a very good addition to Fonseca‘s roster, the Giallorossi already have Cengiz Under, Carles Perez, and Nicolò Zaniolo on the right offensive flank.
The 32-year-old from Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) can also play as a left-winger and behind the striker though. If the negotiation between Roma and Arsenal for Mkhitaryan should fail, Petrachi could try to sign the Spanish star. Roma may go for Pedro if Mkhitaryan returns to Arsenal.