Henrikh Mkhitaryan will officially become a Manchester United player this week, according to reports.
Borussia Dortmund announced they had agreed to an “exceptionally generous offer” for the 27-year-old’s services and the Armenian will travel to England this week to discuss personal terms with the club.
Following some tense moments in the negotiating process, it appears Jose Mourinho was very keen on working with the attacking midfielder and insisted that Man United land the player who played a vital role for Dortmund last season.
The German club have lost Mats Hummels and Ilkay Gundogan to Bayern Munich and Manchester City respectively this summer and seemed unwilling to let another one of their star players go but United dug their heels in and look likely to complete the third signing of Mourinho’s reign in the next coming days.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was exceptional for Thomas Tuchel’s side last season but many believe it was Mkhitaryan who was the key to much of their success as they pushed Bayern Munich all the way in the Bundesliga for the first time in years.
Mkhitaryan will likely start on the right-hand side of United’s attacking midfield and will split time with Marcus Rashford when rest is needed during the season. Anthony Martial will likely start on the left but Memphis Depay and Adnan Januzaj are also vying for playing time as Mourinho’s squad begins to take shape just one month into his spell as the manager of the club.