Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan has joined Manchester United after the Bundesliga accepted United’s improved offer earlier this week.
We are yet to hear anything form United’s front but Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke came out moments ago and revealed that Mkhitaryan has moved to Premier League.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) July 2, 2016
Watzke stressed that he wanted to keep Mkhitaryan at the club but feared of him losing on a free transfer after the player confirmed that he will not sign a new deal with the club.
Speaking with Dortmund’s official website, Watzke said: “This transfer was for us on the basis of an entirely new starting situation a difficult balancing advance.
“Manchester has made us a tremendous value containing offer. Had we knocked it, the player would be 2017 changed free. And we have the personnel issue postponed by only one year.”
Following the announcement trusted Man United source and one of club’s official photographer tweeted confirming that Mkhitaryan has indeed agreed a move to Old Trafford pending his medical which is scheduled to take place later today.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan joins Manchester United, pending medical. José Mourinho getting his signings done early.
— Craig Norwood (@CraigNorwood) July 2, 2016