Jurgen Klopp says it was perfect time for Mkhitaryan to move to Man Utd
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he isn’t surprised at his former club Borussia Dortmund’s decision to sell a number of top stars, including Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who signed for Manchester United for £30m, according to 90min.com.
The German manager also said that it was a perfect time for Mkhitaryan to make the move and enhance his career.
Klopp brought Mkhitaryan to Dortmund in 2013 for a record-breaking €27.5m fee, but he failed to find his feet until last year, when he excelled under Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel.
“I was not swept off my feet when I heard about it,” Klopp told Die Welt. “If a player plays such a season he gets so much attention and opportunities he never dared to even dream of before.
“It was clear from day one that Mkhitaryan would not be at Dortmund forever. Last season was his year and there could not have been a better market than the current one for him.”
Klopp went on to say the sales of Mats Hummels to Bayern Munich and Ilkay Gundogan to Manchester were formalities, and that Dortmund need to deal with selling top players every year.