MANCHESTER, Sporting Alert – It looks as though Manchester United have gotten another one of their targets, after Borussia Dortmund said on Saturday that midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has joined the Premier League club.
Sky Sports and The Guardian are both reporting the news on Saturday, and if this is true, then Mkhitaryan would become the third player to signed by new manager Jose Mourinho.
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The Armenia midfielder looks well set to join Manchester United where he will link up with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eric Bailly, who have already signed for Mourinho at Old Trafford.
“Manchester have made an offer of tremendous value. Had we refused, the player would be able to leave for free in 2017,” said the Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke.
“After intensive discussions, BVB have complied with the wishes of the Armenian national team player to join Manchester United.”
Mkhitaryan had the most assists during last season’s German Bundesliga campaign and Mourinho hopes he can deliver the same form at Old Trafford and the Premier League.
The 27-year-old was recruited from Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk by current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, while he was in charge at Dortmund for £23.5m and had become an important figure at Westfalenstadion.
He was named Bundesliga Players’ Player of the Season in 2015-16, following an impressive season that included 23 goals in all competitions and 32 assists.
Mkhitaryan is scheduled to have a medical at Old Trafford next week, while personal terms are still to be agreed.
Mkhitaryan was at the top of the Football Whispers top 10 hottest whispers this week, a website that uses a unique “algorithm to rank transfer rumours out of 5 based on the likelihood they’ll really happen.”