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Mkhitaryan better than Sneijder, says Lucescu

Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu has advised Juventus to try to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan rather than Galatasaray star Wesley Sneijder, Goal.com reports.

The Armenia internationa’s former coach at Shakhtar feels Mkhitaryan would be a perfect fit for Juventus.

“It was hard to see him leave Shakhtar for Dortmund, but we still have a great relationship,” Lucescu told Tuttosport.

“It would not surprise me if he were to join Juventus. He is a guy who needs to feel affection and there’s too much pressure on him at Dortmund. I think his cycle at Dortmund is over.

“He would be great behind Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez.

“Mkhitaryan is much quicker and runs more than Sneijder. He is a complete player. He creates chances, wins back balls and always keeps on going. It is important for him to find the right environment again.”

The 25-year-old has a contract with Dortmund until June 2017.

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