At Borussia Dortmund, Henrikh Mkhitaryan regularly demonstrated his superb abilities between 2013 and 2016 and experienced the previous period of his career. Before the offer came from Dortmund, the 31-year-old was on his way to the Premier League.
As Mkhitaryan told “Sono La Roma”, he was already in London with his adviser Mino Raiola to have talks with Tottenham. FC Liverpool’s interest is also said to have been in the room. An offer of the Reds, however, remained to be seen.
Only when his position on the tracks and on Anfield Road was otherwise occupied did Mkhitaryan see the next career step in the Bundesliga.
“In Liverpool and Tottenham the seats were already occupied, so the switch to Borussia was the best, What I could do,”explains Mkhitaryan.
The efforts of the then Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp to the midfielder then prompted the transfer. Dortmund had recently sold idols to FC Bavaria Munich and was looking for a new player.
Relationship to Mourinho was characterized by “differences and conflicts
In his three seasons at the BVB Mkhitaryan made a name for himself in Europe and especially in his last season at the Westphalia outstanding values on the lawn.
In summer 2016 he then started his chapter in England. The English record champion Manchester United secured the services of the creator for a replacement sum of 42 million euros.
But Mkhitaryan could never connect to his achievements from Dortmund in the Premier League. After two rather unsuccessful years at United, he joined FC Arsenal in winter 2018. After similarly mature games for the Gunners, he was awarded to AS Rome for a year in Series A.
A reason for his failure in the English Upper House he also sees with his trainer at the Red Devils. His relationship with Jose Mourinho was marked by “differences and conflicts”. He described the Portuguese as the “most difficult coach” of his career. He’s a born winner. […] It is difficult for everyone.”
In Italy, Mkhitaryan has finally resumed his journey in the last few weeks and in the last two league games he has added a hit and an assistant to the victory of the Romans.