Manchester United have completed the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal.
The 27-year-old attacking midfielder, whose contract has the option for a further year, admitted that moving to Old Trafford was a “dream come true”.
“I am excited to play for a club with such an illustrious history and hope to be part of it for a long time,” said the Armenia international, who paid tribute to Reds boss Jose Mourinho.
“I thank the trust the club and Jose Mourinho have put in me. Finally, I believe playing for such a great club honours my father’s memory, and the inspiration and drive he gave to me when I was young.”
Mourinho said: “Henrikh is a very talented footballer who has been in such prolific form for both his club and his country. He is a real team player with great skill, vision and also has a good eye for goal. I am delighted he has chosen to sign for United. I believe he will make an impact on the team very quickly as his style of play is suited to the Premier League. We are all looking forward to working with him.”
United are understood to have paid a fee in the region of £30million for the midfielder, who made 140 appearances and scored 41 goals for Borussia Dortmund over three seasons.