Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s transfer to Manchester United should be made official soon.
The Armenian midfielder will join Jose Mourinho’s team after turning down a new contract at the Westfalenstadion.
Mkhitaryan has 12 months left on his current contract and could leave on a free next summer. Therefore, Dortmund have decided to cash in on the Bundesliga star now.
Dortmund executive Watzke confirmed earlier this week that a decision will be made on the player’s future soon and that Manchester United have submitted a considerable offer for him.
According to latest reports, Dortmund are very unhappy with the player’s behaviour. Mkhitaryan and his agent Raiola have forced Dortmund into selling. His agent has also used the press to criticise the German outfit.
All of this was after the player and his agent agreed a new contract with the club back in May. Dortmund’s new deal was worth around 7 million Euros per season.
The report also adds that Mkhitaryan informed Thomas Tuchel about his Manchester United move through a text message.
‘I go to Manchester United’, his text message read.
As things stand, this is messy situation for Dortmund and with the player and his agent holding all the cards, it is better for them to get rid and move on.
The German giants have lost a star player for free in the past and doing so again would be nothing short of ridiculous.
Manchester United’s offer for the Armenian is thought to be around 40 million Euros and for a player in the last year of his contract, that is a considerable amount of money.
As for the Premier League club, Mkhitaryan would be an outstanding signing. The Borussia Dortmund man contributed to 44 goals last season and would be an instant improvement on Mata and Rooney.