After securing the services of Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchster United have secured a third summer signing with Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan joining the Red Devils.
The Bundesliga giants announced the news via Twitter:
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) July 2, 2016
This week, United submitted a £30 million bid to Borussia Dortmund for the Armenia international, with the German club’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke confirming that offer was under serious consideration, as reported by The Guardian.
Now it seems Dortmund have accepted that bid for the 27-year-old, making a £6.5 million profit on Armenia’s captain and record goal-scorer, who they signed from Shaktar Donetsk for £23.5 million in June 2013.
Mkhitaryan becomes Jose Mourinho’s third signing at Old Trafford and will add a serious creative boost to the Red Devils, as he provided a staggering 23 goals and 26 assists in all competitions last season.
Meanwhile, Dortmund have now lost three of their biggest players, seeing midfielder Ilkay Gundogan move to Manchester City and defender Mats Hummels to rivals Bayern Munich.
However, they do have the consolation of having already secured an excellent young replacement for Mkhitaryan, as the talented 19-year-old Frenchman Ousmane Dembele signed a five year contract with the club from Stade Rennes at the start of June.