It has been confirmed now that Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan has signed for Premier League giants Manchester United, as the player now becomes Jose Mourinho’s third signing this summer. The Armenia international’s former employers Borussia Dortmund confirmed that the deal had gone through, after accepting the Red Devils’ offer, though they had initially stalled and were not ready to sell cheap.
The 27 year old midfield superstar has now left the Westfalenstadion and will join Villarreal defender Eric Bailly and Sweden international striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Manchester, after the Bundesliga giants gave him a well deserved farewell.
The attacker spent three years with the German outfit and will now play in the top flight of English football, as he looks for a new challenge at the club.
The Portuguese boss took over from Louis van Gaal, who was not able to live up to expectations at the Manchester based club and was eventually sacked at the end of the previous campaign.
A statement from Dortmund was made on the club’s official’s website after the deal went through, which read as, “After intensive discussions BVB have complied with the wishes of the Armenian national team player to join Manchester United.”
The ex Shakhtar Donetsk star has been really playing well in Germany in recent times and has made 88 appearances, with 23 goals to his name, since joining the club in 2013.
The player is now part of one of the biggest clubs in Europe and whether or not he can perform under Mourinho remains to be seen.