Dortmund Confirms Mkhitaryan Transfer

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (right) with Borussia Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp.

DORTMUND, Germany—The 24-year-old Armenian forward will sign a deal in the next few days following successful talks between Borussia Dortmund and Shakhtar Donetsk. The German club Borussia Dortmund (BVB) have confirmed on their official club website that they have agreed to a deal to sign the highly sought-after Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Mkhitaryan will complete a switch to Dortmund later this week for 27.5 million euros and will sign a four-year deal with the Bundesliga runners-up. He will wear the No. 10 shirt at BVB.

The Armenian forward, who also plays in midfield, completed his medical with Dortmund on Monday and although a contract is yet to be signed, the stock market has been alerted.

A statement on the German club’s official website read: “Borussia Dortmund AG and FC Shakhtar Donetsk have agreed on the transfer of the Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan, born on 21 January 1989, to Borussia Dortmund.

“Borussia Dortmund and Mkhitaryan have reached a general agreement about the financial conditions of a contract running until 30 June 2017. Details are yet to be agreed upon.”

Mkhitaryan joins Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Saint-Etienne and Werder Bremen respectively as Dortmund’s latest recruits since losing Mario Gotze to Bayern Munich.

Mkhitaryan, who was also wanted by English club Liverpool this summer, scored 44 goals in 106 matches for Shakhtar, setting a Ukrainian Premier League record. The technically gifted and powerful midfielder, who speaks a number of languages fluently (including English, Portuguese, French, and Russian), also made eight appearances in the Champions League, scoring two goals.

“We are delighted that we got a fantastic new signing for the attacking midfield role in Henrikh Mkhitaryan,” said BVB sporting director Michael Zorc, while Hans-Joachim Watzke, Borussia Dortmund´s chairman of the board, emphasized, “It was not an easy transfer, but we really wanted to have Henrikh – and now we have him.”

<!–[if !mso]> <! st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } –>

Dortmund Confirm Mkhitaryan Transfer

DORTMUND, Germany—The 24-year-old Armenia forward will sign a deal in the next few days following successful talks between Borussia Dortmund and Shakhtar Donetsk.

The German club Borussia Dortmund (BVB) have confirmed on their official club website that they have agreed a deal to sign highly sought-after Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Mkhitaryan, 24, will complete a switch to Dortmund later this week for 27.5 million euros and will sign a four-year deal with the Bundesliga runners-up. He will wear the No. 10 shirt at BVB.

The Armenia forward, who also plays in midfield, completed his medical with Dortmund on Monday and although a contract is yet to be signed, the stock market has been alerted.

A statement on the German club’s official website read: “Borussia Dortmund AG and FC Shakhtar Donetsk have agreed on the transfer of the Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan, born on 21 January 1989, to Borussia Dortmund.

“Borussia Dortmund and Mkhitaryan have reached a general agreement about the financial conditions of a contract running until 30 June 2017. Details are yet to be agreed upon.”

Mkhitaryan joins Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Saint-Etienne and Werder Bremen, respectively, as Dortmund’s latest recruits since losing Mario Gotze to Bayern Munich.

Mkhitaryan, who was also wanted by English club Liverpool this summer, scored 44 goals in 106 matches for Shakhtar, setting a Ukrainian Premier League record. The technically gifted and powerful midfielder, who speaks a number of languages fluently (including English, Portuguese, French, and Russian), also made eight appearances in the Champions League, scoring two goals.

“We are delighted that we got a fantastic new signing for the attacking midfield role in Henrikh Mkhitaryan,” said BVB sporting director Michael Zorc, while Hans-Joachim Watzke, Borussia Dortmund´s chairman of the board, emphasized, “It was not an easy transfer, but we really wanted to have Henrikh – and now we have him.”

Authors

Discussion Policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged. Though you are fully responsible for the content you post, comments that include profanity, personal attacks or other inappropriate material will not be permitted. Asbarez reserves the right to block users who violate any of our posting standards and policies.

One Comment;

  1. Garo Yeghichian said:

    It is very rare to find A high glass footballer like Mkhitaryan with five fluently speeking Languages,with this sort of high education he must be also A genteleman sportsman. good luck Borussia Dortmund`s chairman of the board and BVD sporting director Michael Zorc.

*

Top