Manchester United’s record bid confirmed by club CEO, transfer to be completed in next 48 hours


There has been a latest update on Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s impending transfer to Manchester United after German magazine Kicker came forward and confirmed that United have made an improved offer for Mkhitaryan which now stands at €42million (£32.5m)

As you may recall Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has been discussing this transfer out in the public and was not very happy with what United had to offer for their prized asset.

However, now it seems that Red Devils are ready to meet Dortmund’s terms with an improved bid, which was later confirmed by Watzke himself. In an interview, Watzke said“Manchester United have substantially improved their offer.”

“The situation has changed. There are always several aspects in such a decision. I have already contacted the appropriate people and we will weigh up all the pros and cons at the weekend. Then, the board will make a decision.

“And as we start training on Monday, we will do that on the weekend, definitely.”

These words do sound like a man’s who is ready to end a piece of business and then move on to others. Kicker have also confirmed that Dortmund are planning to buy couple of players follwoing Mkhitaryan’s sale to Manchester United.

As things stand, Mario Gotze and Andre Schrulle are the prime candidates to replace Mkhitaryan, who is tipped to have a medical in coming 48 hours and is expected to be revealed as a United player by this weekend.

Why United’s €42m bid is record breaking?

According to, the €42m offer for Mkhitaryan is the highest for a player who is in the last year of his contract. This goes to show the desperation Man United are under to get this deal done in coming days.

Not only that, this will be the most expensive transfer in Bundesliga history beating Mario Gotze’s €27.5million move to Bayern Munich couple of years ago. One thing is certain that this transfer will go ahead given the noise it has made in recent weeks, only thing remaining to be seen is when.