“We are delighted that we got a fantastic new signing for the attacking midfield role in Henrikh Mkhitaryan,” said BVB sporting director Michael Zorc, while Hans-Joachim Watzke, Borussia Dortmund´s chairman of the board, emphasized, “It was not an easy transfer, but we really wanted to have Henrikh – and now we have him.”
Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund have made their third signing of the summer by securing the services of versatile midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 24, from Ukrainian top club Shakhtar Donetsk. Mkhitaryan arrived in Dortmund on Monday morning and signed a contract until 30 June 2017. He will wear the No. 10 shirt at BVB.
Mkhitaryan, who has 37 Armenia caps to his name, scored 25 goals in 29 matches in Ukrainian´s Premier Liga and had a hand in another 10. The technically gifted and powerful midfielder, who speaks a number of languages fluently (incl. English, Portuguese, French, Russian), also made eight appearances in the Champions League (two goals).