Thursday 16 June 2016

Agent confirms £23m-rated Arsenal target could be signed by EPL rival

Mino Raiola, the agent of Dortmund ace Henrikh Mkhitaryan, has revealed his client wants to join Manchester United this summer, as the move would present a unique opportunity for the Armenian.

Mkhitaryan, 27, is in his last year contract with BVB and the Armenian would consider a move out of the Bundesliga should an opportunity present itself.

Hans-Joachim Watzke, the Dortmund director, has confirmed that 27-year-old winger has refused to extend his contract but the German outfits are unwilling to let him leave before next year and are ready to bear the financial burden for their failure to request a fee for the player. Mkhitaryan agent, Raiola, has other ideas and that has led to a war of words between the two.

As quoted by Sport1, Watzke told Bild: "We have been negotiating with Henrikh Mkhitaryan for four months for him to extend his contract with us.

"Now we know that it is not been extended, but it was never our idea that Mkhitaryan to allow him to leave us prematurely."

For the time being, Raiola is not happy that his client may be kept at Dortmund against his will and he has claimed that when the Armenian refused to sign an extension, he should have been allowed to leave.

Raiola added that Manchester United are a probable destination and the 27-year-old is more than willing to make the trip to Old Trafford amidst interest from Arsenal.

"Micki has for months maintained that he may leave the club this summer. Dortmund presented an official offer, which was rejected, but now the BVB bosses fear their own fans. 

Suddenly... they tell Micki, that he should go next season on a free transfer. This is very bad management," Raiola said.

"Manchester United is a unique opportunity, Micki wants to go there," he added.

The north London outfit have been heavily linked with a move for the former Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder but the 27-year-old Armenian agent who also represents Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, who have both been linked with moves to England this summer, has revealed that Mkhitaryan wants to move to Old Trafford.

The updates will come as a massive blow for Arsenal, who were heavily linked with a move for the player this summer.

The 27-year-old had an outstanding season for the Bundesliga side, scoring 20-goals and providing 18 assists.

The Gunners have already signed Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach but are still waiting on a deal for Jamie Vardy, who will reveal his decision to stay or leave Leicester City after the Euros.

1 comment:

  1. signing of marhez should be the first and go for another striker