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Shakhtar confirm Mkhitaryan sale

July 9, 2013
By ESPN staff

Shakhtar Donetsk have announced the sale of Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Borussia Dortmund for €27.5 million.

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Mkhitaryan, 24, had been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool only for Dortmund to emerge as the favourites for his signature.

On Monday, it was confirmed that the Armenia international was on the brink of joining last season's Champions League runners-up on a four-year contract.

And on Tuesday, Shakhtar announced on their official website that "all the necessary formalities" had been resolved for the transfer to go ahead.

 

Mikhitaryan, who has 37 Armenia caps to his name, scored 25 goals in 29 matches in Ukrainian’s Premier Liga.

He will wear the No. 10 shirt at Dortmund. "We are delighted that we got a fantastic new signing for the attacking midfield role in Henrikh Mikhitaryan,” sporting director Michael Zorc said.

Hans-Joachim Watzke, Borussia Dortmund’s chairman of the board, added: "It was not an easy transfer, but we really wanted to have Henrikh - and now we have him!"