Gianluca Di Marzio has once again brought good news to Manchester United fans after the transfer Guru confirmed moments earlier that Henrikh Mkhitaryan is undergoing his Manchester United medical at Carrington training ground and will complete his transfer later today.
Given the timing of his tweet before you read this news, Mkhitaryan may have already completed his medical with the Red Devils. Like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, we can expect a brief unveiling done for Mkhitaryan including his first interview for Man United.
His transfer has been an ongoing one for last week or so where Borussia Dortmund stalled on the move due to United’s less than satisfactory transfer offer. However, following a £26m bid from Ed Woodward, Mkhitaryan has now sealed his move to Old Trafford.
According to Bild, the 27-year old attacker will earn close to €12.5m-per-year and will be paid an €8m signing bonus from the Premier League side. Such money involved shows us how desperate United were to get this deal done following a rather pale 2015/16 season.
Capable of paying in both number 10 as well wide right role, Mkhitaryan will be the perfect player Jose Mourinho can rely on to lead his counter attacks next season. The Armenian International will be Mourinho’s third summer signing following Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.