Henrikh Mkhitaryan has signed a 4-yr deal at Manchester United after finishing a medical on Wednesday.
The Armenian worldwide turns into Jose Mourinho’s third signing of the summer season, coming simply 24 hours after the Portuguese was unveiled at Previous Trafford.
Mkhitaryan joins from Borussia Dortmund for £26million after a 3-yr spell within the Bundesliga.
Talking to the club’s website the 27-yr-outdated stated: ‘I’m very proud to affix Manchester United, this transfer is a dream come true for me.
‘I’m excited to play for a membership with such an illustrious historical past and hope to be a part of it for a very long time. I thank the belief the membership and Jose Mourinho have put in me.
‘Everybody was ready for this switch deal and I’m very glad that everybody could be happy with me as a result of it’s an honour for me to be the primary Armenian within the Premier League, and I’ll attempt to preserve their expectation. I feel it’s one of many largest [clubs in Armenia].
‘Lastly, I consider enjoying for such a fantastic membership honours my father’s reminiscence, and the inspiration and drive he gave to me once I was younger.
‘When he was taking part in, I used to be too younger to totally perceive soccer however, after he handed away, my dream was to turn into a soccer participant. I used to be considering to proceed the job he did and hopefully I’m on my approach.
‘I am very excited, it is a massive alternative for me and a brand new problem for me and I’ll do my greatest. I could not reject this provide and I am becoming a member of one of many greatest golf equipment on this planet.
‘Everybody is aware of it’s (the Premier League) one of many greatest championships on the planet and I’m very glad to be a part of it,’ he added.
Mkhitaryan insists he made the appropriate choice to go away Borussia Dortmund, particularly after chatting with former United playmaker Shinji Kagawa and Adnan Januzaj who was on mortgage on the Bundesliga membership final yr.
‘I believe to look again, perhaps I went a really lengthy method to come right here however, for me, this isn’t the best level I can attain. I can go additional and I’m very glad for that as a result of I feel I did every thing proper in my life and I’m going step-by-step ahead.
‘I used to be very shut with Adnan (Januzaj). He’s certainly one of my mates and even earlier than I got here right here I used to be at all times in contact with him and he was asking if I used to be going to affix. I mentioned ‘I don’t know’ however now I’m right here and I’ll have him as a pal and helper.’
New supervisor Mourinho added: ‘Henrikh is a really gifted footballer who has been in such prolific kind for each his membership and his nation.
‘He’s an actual crew participant with nice talent, imaginative and prescient and in addition has an excellent eye for aim. I’m delighted he has chosen to signal for United.
‘I imagine he’ll make an impression on the crew in a short time as his model of play is suited to the Premier League. We’re all trying ahead to working with him.’
Mkhitaryan added that the Portuguese was a defining think about his resolution to hitch Manchester United. ‘He was considered one of the explanation why I selected Manchester, but in addition the staff as a result of it’s one of many greatest golf equipment on the planet. I couldn’t reject this supply and I’m very joyful to be right here,’ he mentioned.