Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan joins Manchester United. After “intense negotiations” the club agreed to a deal that allows the Armenian midfielder to move to Manchester.
CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said in an official statement: “Based on a completely new situation, this transfer was a difficult trade-off for us. Manchester have made an extremely attractive offer. If we had rejected it, the player would have departed as a free agent in 2017 and we would only have delayed the matter of a replacement for one year.”
According to WAZ journalist Sebastian Weßling, the fee for Mkhitaryan is “significantly” higher than €40 million.
With Mkhitaryan leaving and Mats Hummels as well as Ilkay Gündogan being already gone, BVB have lost three key players this summer.