MANCHESTER (Armenian Weekly)—Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Armenia’s 27-year-old captain and star midfielder, has agreed to personal terms with the English Premier League soccer club Manchester United, reported Sky Sports.
Manchester United are close to completing Mkhitaryan’s signing from Borussia Dortmund after the clubs agreed to a £26.3 million fee (approximately $34,650,000 USD), according to the report, which adds that Mkhitaryan will undergo a medical by next week before finalizing the deal.
Mkhitaryan has a year remaining on his contract with Dortmund, but has decided to play in the Premier League rather than sign a new contract.
Mkhitaryan could have a huge impact under Coach Jose Mourinho next season alongside Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is also close to a deal with the English club, writes Manchester Evening News soccer writer Samuel Luckhurst.
“Mkhitaryan, a potentially pricey signing for a player about to enter the last year of his contract, will doubtless be tasked with solving [Manchester] United’s playmaker problem but is unlikely to operate in a fixed position,” added Luckhurst.
Mkhitaryan is the Armenian National Team’s all-time top goal scorer, scoring 19 goals in 59 international matches since his debut in January 2007, including their first hat-trick. His previous clubs include Pyunik Yerevan (Armenia), Metalurh Donetsk (Ukraine), and Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine).