Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan is said to be house-shopping in London ahead of completing a supposed move to Arsenal this summer.
The 27 year-old is the all-time goalscorer for Armenia, with 16 goals in his 51 appearances, and is enjoying a thoroughly impressive season in the Bundesliga.
Mkhitaryan has contributed towards 22 league goals this term, scoring 10 and assisting 12, and leads the campaign’s assists chart by two goals.
The midfielder has played a huge part in keeping Dortmund within a shout of snatching the title away from Bayern Munich, who have won the last three consecutive years, and currently lead this term’s by five points.
Despite enjoying an incredible year since his new manager Thomas Tuchel joined, and having formed a positive relationship with the coach, he is claimed to be eyeing an exit.
Mkhitaryan is said to have sent some family house-hunting in London this weekend, with the intention of joining our club in the close-season.
The Armenian international is into the final 18 months of his contract, but his agent recently claimed he was ‘indispensable’ to his club, so it could turn out to be an ongoing saga through-out the summer’s transfer window.
The goalscoring midfielder is a great attacking talent, and the prospect of playing him as part of an attacking trio with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez is an exciting thought, but I would hate to see Iwobi have his first-team opportunities limited.
It’s hard to believe that a player would be buying a house before having agreed a move though unfortunately, but seeing as the story was ‘revealed’ in The Sun, we can pretty much rule out any truth in the story, with a slim possibility that some of the family may have been in London at some point.
Does Iwobi’s emergence mean we would not want to sign Mkhitaryan, or could we manage to keep the quartet all happy in the same squad?