Monday 20 June 2016

Arsenal To Lose Bundesliga Superstar To EPL rival - Report

According to Mino Raiola, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan's agent, the Armenian playmaker wants to go to Manchester United.

As reported by the Daily Star, the representative has recently stated his client could leave Germany, despite BVB having asserted that Mkhitaryan is going nowhere. Even with just one year remaining on his contract with the German outfit, the playmaker's agent thinks they’ll change their stance and let him go.

“He wants to go to Manchester United and we are still trying to resolve the situation,” said Raiola.

Also, according to the Daily Mirror, the Red Devils have already had a bid of £19 million rejected for the Armenia international, who has also been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea.

During the Bundesliga 2015-16 season, Mkhitaryan emerged as one of the most effective attacking players in the league. In the view of this, BVB selling the playmaker for £19m is an amount that’s not a true reflection of the player’s quality.

The Independent have also reported that the Gunners, along with United are keen on bringing him to the Premier League.

Here is a look at why the Man United boss Jose Mourinho would be keen to have the German playmaker to be in his squad next season:

It’s not been all been plain sailing for Armenian at the Westfalenstadion. In his three seasons so far, he was inconsistent in the first, poor in the second and eventually, under the strong guidance of manager Thomas Tuchel, he excelled in the third.

Despite the fact that Dortmund finished the season unrewarded in terms of silverware, there were times when they played some of the most thrilling football in Europe.

The Armenian international, with his intelligence on the ball, intuitive movement and willingness to commit opposition defenders, was the fulcrum for their finest creative play.

In terms of making and scoring goals, the former Shakhtar Donetsk man was undeniably outstanding. IB Times’ provided data to show why former Shakhtar Donetsk had potentially is one of the signings of the summer:
However, despite the Armenian and his agent being willing to make the switch to Old Trafford to work under Jose Mourinho, Dortmund have previously shown in the past they’re not a club that’ll be dictated to in transfer market.

The Bundesliga outfit has been in scenarios previously where players have haad a solitary year left on their contract. For example, star striker Robert Lewandowski memorably let his deal run down before joining Bayern Munich on a free transfer. Therefore, despite Mkhitaryan’s eyes wandering towards Manchester, if Tuchel thinks there is merit in keeping him around for another season, the club will be likely to stand firm.

They have sold off some key men this summer already and, as noted by Sport journalist, Liam Canning, as well as the speculation over the Armenian international, other players are also being linked with moves:
The burning pace of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the direct wide play of Marco Reus have been hallmarks of this Dortmund side. Nevertheless, Mkhitaryan emerged as the most important player in the team last season. It’s why Dortmund are most likely taking such a strong line on his situation, even if it means keeping him for one more year and missing out on a substantial fee.

Mkhitaryan moving to Mourinho’s United would represent a huge coup for them. He meshes his attacking qualities with a willingness to work hard off the ball, traits the Portuguese always demands from his forward players

If Manchester United can get the Dortmund man on board, it would energize their attacking play although, if their history is anything to go by, the Bundesliga side will be tough negotiators.

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