Henrikh Mkhitaryan has finally completed his transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United, the Old Trafford club have announced. The Armenian joins on a four year deal with an option for a fifth.
Mkhitaryan joins on the back of a wildly successful season at least personally, notching 23 goals and 32 assists and winning the Player’s Player of the Year award for the Bundesliga.
Speaking to MUTV, the club’s first Armenian signing had this to say: “I am very proud to join Manchester United, this move is a dream come true for me. I am excited to play for a club with such an illustrious history and hope to be part of it for a long time. I thank the trust the club and Jose Mourinho have put in me. Finally, I believe playing for such a great club honours my father’s memory, and the inspiration and drive he gave to me when I was young.”
Jose Mourinho was full of praise for his third signing as United manager: “Henrikh is a very talented footballer who has been in such prolific form for both his club and his country. He is a real team player with great skill, vision and also has a good eye for goal. I am delighted he has chosen to sign for United. I believe he will make an impact on the team very quickly as his style of play is suited to the Premier League. We are all looking forward to working with him.”