Manchester United Sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan From Borussia Dortmund
Manchester United have signed Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund, the Bundesliga club have confirmed.
United have long pursued the 27-year-old forward, who scored 23 goals in 52 games for Dortmund last season, as Jose Mourinho continues to reshape his squad at Old Trafford.
United have already signed defender Eric Bailly and decorated striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer, with Mkhitaryan the third arrival of a supremely busy transfer window.
Dortmund confirmed the move on their website on Saturday, revealing that the Armenia international expressed his wish to join United in “intensive discussions” with the Bundesliga club.
“This transfer was made on the basis of starting a new challenge. Manchester United made a tremendous offer, which matched the player’s value. Had we rejected it, the player could have moved for free in 2017,” said CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.
Mkhitaryan began his career at Armenian side Pyunik, before playing for both Metalurh and Shakhtar Donetsk, prior to his move to Dortmund.
The versatile forward, who can play as a winger as well as an attacking midfielder, has scored 104 goals in 298 club games, and has also won 59 caps for his country.