Manchester United have made their third summer signing of 2016.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s move from Borussia Dortmund to Old Trafford was confirmed by the German club early on Saturday afternoon.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) July 2, 2016
United had still not announced the deal when we published this article, nearly an hour after Dortmund’s tweet.
However, Sky Sports went as far as to reveal the transfer fee.
According to Sky sources, United and Dortmund had agreed a fee of £26.3m – £2.8m more than the amount Dortmund paid Shakhtar Donetsk when the Armenian captain moved last in 2013.
During his three seasons in Germany, Mkhitaryan has scored 23 goals and 29 assists in 90 Bundesliga games.
Mkhitaryan looks like an excellent addition to Jose Mourinho’s new side, following on from the signings of Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
As well as his fine stats at club level, Mkhitaryan also has 19 goals in 59 senior international outings for Armenia – not a bad record for a country currently 110th in the FIFA World Rankings.