Anfield side clinch move to sign Armenian international.
Liverpool have reportedly won the race to sign highly rated Armenian international Henikh Mhhitaryan according to Russian source Sport-Express.
The Shakhtar Donestk midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to Anfield and a €30m (£25.6m) bid from the Merseyside club has been accepted by the Ukrainian champions and the 24 year old is set to be unveiled as Liverpool’s latest summer signing in a matter of days.
The 24 year old had an outstanding season in 2012/13, scoring 25 goals in 28 domestic league fixtures, finishing as the Ukrainian Premier League’s top scorer and the attacking midfielder is seemingly seen by Liverpool as their top summer target.
Brendan Rodgers has already had a very successful summer transfer window having brought in Kolo Toure, Luis Alberto, Iago Aspas and Simon Mignolet for a total outlay of around £23m. Liverpool have offset a large portion of those costs by finally permanently offloading Andy Carroll to West Ham in a deal said to be in the region of £17m.
The capture of Mkhitaryan could well be just the kind of high-profile addition that could help further Liverpool’s push for that all important top four spot and the Armenian could perhaps be considered a long term replacement for veteran skipper Steven Gerrard.