Borussia Dortmund finally accepted Manchester United’s did for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
After weeks of rumour, speculation, offers and counter offers, Borussia Dortmund finally agreed to sell Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Manchester United for a fee believed to be in the region of £26.3 million.
Although Manchester United have yet to officially confirm the deal, the news comes one day after the club signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer, and represented a key signing in Jose Mourinho’s transfer strategy.
However, while United fans look forward to seeing the man who bagged 23 goals and 32 assists last season strut his stuff on the Old Trafford turf, Dortmund appear a little bitter over Mkhitaryan’s impending transfer.
In a statement confirming their acceptance of United’s offer, the German club made reference to the fact that Mkhitaryan was leaving the Westfalenstadion, to join the ‘fifth place English team’.
To further emphasise the consequences of leaving the club, Dortmund wished the player all the best in the Europa League next season.
After intensive discussions, BVB has complied to the wish of the Armenian national team member; to join the fifth-place English team last season, Manchester United, for the new season.
Borussia Dortmund wishes Henrikh Mkhitaryan all the best for the coming season in both the Premier League and in the Uefa Europa League.
Mkhitaryan though may enjoy the last laugh, as Dortmund could struggle next season without the likes Ilkay Gundogan and Mats Hummels who joined Manchester City and Bayern Munich respectively.