Bundesliga - Mkhitaryan joins Dortmund in £24m deal

Shakhtar Donetsk have announced that playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan has joined Borussia Dortmund in a 27.5 million euro (£24m) transfer.

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Mkhitaryan, 24, had been a key summer target for Liverpool but has opted to sign for the beaten Champions League finalists.

The Armenia international joins Dortmund as a replacement for Mario Goetze, who signed for rivals Bayern Munich in a German record 37m euro (£32m) transfer this summer.

"We are delighted that we got a fantastic new signing for the attacking midfield role in Henrikh Mkhitaryan," BVB sporting director Michael Zorc told Dortmund's website.

Mkhitaryan performs in a central role off the striker but last season scored a remarkable 25 league goals in 28 games as Shakhtar secured a fourth successive Ukrainian league title.

The playmaker joined Shakhtar from Metalurg Donetsk in 2010 and departs having scored a total of 44 goals in 106 games for the club.

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