As reported by the Daily Mirror, Borussia Dortmund are planning to re-sign Manchester United attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan on loan.
Mkhitaryan was arguably one of the best attacking players in Europe last season after he managed a sensational 23 goals as well as 32 assists in 52 matches in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund.
As a result, many Manchester United fans were left over the moon after the club managed to secure the services of Mkhitaryan this summer for a fee believed to be in the region of around £26 million and the Armenian star looked poised to take the Premier League by storm.
Unfortunately though, Mkhitaryan has endured a bit of a struggle at Old Trafford so far and having failed to impress manager Jose Mourinho, the 27-year-old has been limited to only 133 minutes of action in all competitions.
Mourinho has been openly critical of Mkhitaryan by recently stating that the attacker needs to do more in order to earn regular minutes on the pitch and the former Shakhtar Donetsk star certainly seems to be struggling to adapt to life in England at the moment.
Now if reports from the Daily Mirror are to be believed, Borussia Dortmund club bosses CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke and General manager Michael Zorc have both been left shocked by Mkhitaryan’s struggles at United so far and have reportedly encouraged manager Thomas Tuchel to bring back the attacking midfielder to the Signal Iduna Park.
Dortmund are believed to be hoping to sign Mkhitaryan on a loan deal during the January transfer window and they are optimistic that United will be ready to facilitate such a transfer.
As recent history suggests, Dortmund have been open to bringing back their former players as evidenced by the returns of Nuri Sahin, Shinji Kagawa and Mario Gotze, and Mkhitaryan would surely be a welcomed back with open arms.
From United’s point of view though, allowing Mkhitaryan to leave without actually giving him a chance to shine would be a very poor decision and they should surely look to be more patient with the 27-year-old as he is undoubtedly a world class player on his day.