Man Utd Clear To Sign 23-Goal Attacker As Club Agrees To Sell For £32m
Manchester United have been given a huge boost in their pursuit of Henrikh Mkhitaryan after Borussia Dortmund finally agreed to sell the playmaker for £32m
The opening of the summer transfer window is fast approaching so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are clear to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan….
Manchester United have been given a huge boost in their pursuit of Henrikh Mkhitaryan after Borussia Dortmund finally agreed to sell the playmaker for £32m (€40m), according to ESPN.
Mkhitaryan’s future has been a hot topic for debate for several weeks after it emerged that the Armenian international had failed to agree terms over a contract extension after extensive talks with Dortmund collapsed.
With just one year remaining on his current deal, many thought Dortmund would simply cash-in rather than risk losing him for nothing in 12 months but the German giants have been digging their heels in, insisting they didn’t want to lose another key player after already seeing Ilkay Gundogan and Mats Hummels leave this summer.
The Mirror reported earlier this week that Mkhitaryan’s agent, Mino Raiola, had revealed that the 27-year-old has his heart set on joining his ‘dream club’ Manchester United and he was working hard to persuade Dortmund to sell.
“Manchester are Micki’s dream club, he wants to join them by any means. It would be a sin to stop talking.” Raiola is quoted as saying by the Mirror
“We [Raiola and Dortmund] have both taken very different views and fight for them like lions.
“[Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim] Watzke walks 180 degrees into one direction and I 180 degrees into the other. But even though it does not look like it right now, I still hope for a sensible solution.
“Such an offer to join Manchester United might only come once in a lifetime for a player. Nobody can guarantee us that the door will still be open for Micki next season.”
The newspaper said United were confident of getting a deal agreed after tabling an improved £28m bid and it seems that confidence was well placed as ESPN are citing a report coming from Bild that claims Dortmund have finally decided to cash in this summer.
However, it appears United will have to up their offer as the German publication suggests that the Bundesliga outfit will only sell if their £32m (€40m) asking price is met.
We’ll have to wait and see whether the Red Devils agree to pay the reported asking price but it’s only slightly above the £28m they’ve supposedly put on the table so I expect we’ll see them get a deal agreed to sign Mkhitaryan in the end.
The Armenian would be a sensational signing as he’s just come off the back a season that saw him score 23 goals and register 32 assists in all competitions, making him one of the most dangerous attackers in Europe.
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United could certainly do with that sort of creativity in the final third after only managing to score 49 league goals last season so Mkhitaryan would be an excellent addition to Jose Mourinho’s new-look side as he looks to build a squad capable of challenging for the title next season.
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