Borussia Dortmund are clearly annoyed about Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s exit and transfer to Manchester United.
Dortmund had wanted to make sure no more stars left the club this summer, having seen Ilkay Gundogan and Mats Hummels go, but were in a difficult situation with the Armenian.
That Mkhitaryan only had one year left on his current deal meant Dortmund may have been foolish to turn down a big fee for him, and then see the player leave them for nothing next year, and he could have even signed for Bayern Munich then.
German newspaper Bild say they’ve got details of the player’s contract at Manchester United, and presumably that’s from Dortmund’s side.
Mkhitaryan will receive a signing on bonuses of €8m, and his wages will be €12.5m per year, Bild don’t say if that’s before or after tax has been applied. With a fee of around €40m, the newspaper claim it’s easily a €100m deal, in total Manchester United cost, over the period of the player’s contract.
Dortmund have announced the deal, but Manchester United are again taking their time and an announcement is expected shortly.