Borussia Dortmund Chief Weighs in on Potential Henrikh Mkhitaryan Return



Henrikh Mkhitaryan is now reportedly on the trading block, with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho conveying a clear message that he has no place for the attacking midfielder. United bought the Armenian international for £27 million in the 2016 summer transfer window, and reportedly want £35 million in return for shipping him out.

With widespread reports of Mourinho and Mkhitaryan in a row, it’s possible a deal could happen once the January transfer window opens next week.

One very likely scenario is a return to Borussia Dortmund, and BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has publicly weighed in on the idea.


“I know the economic details of his transfer to Man United like nobody else,” Watzke told Bild am Sonntag (h/t Daily Mail). ‘That’s why [his return] is only conceivable with a great deal of imagination.”

Apparently, Dortmund are concerned that they could get priced out with other suitors lining up.

Inter Milan reportedly keen on a Mkhitaryan loan deal, the Mail writes: “According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter coach Luciano Spalletti wants Mkhitaryan to bolster his attacking options but a problem may arise with Inter unable to buy the Armenian following his loan spell.”


Mkhitaryan has been dropped from eight of the last nine match day squads for United in league play.

He did however made a late substitute appearance in Saturday night’s draw at Leicester City.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC and Chicago, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune company’s blogging community Chicago Now.

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