Liverpool-Mkhitaryan negotiations stopped: ITAR-TASS
YEREVAN, JUNE 21, ARMENPRESS: The negotiations between the midfielder of the Armenian National Football team Henrikh Mkhitaryan and the British FC Liverpool have been stopped because of the transfer rights of the football player. As reported by Armenpress, quoting ITAR-TASS, the English Club was prepared to pay the money demanded for Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s transfer, but problems occur in the final stage of the transfer, when it found out that only 50% of the Mkhitaryan’s rights belong to Shakhtar Donetsk, the other parts belong to the Yerevan Pyunik and the Director of Metalurg Donetsk Oleg Mkrtchyan.
Earlier the British Mirror published that Henrikh Mkhitaryan was preparing to fly to Merseyside for a medical on June 21. But the Armenian football player has not left for Liverpool and will not pass the medical. Liverpool will conduct a medical on Friday though – that of young Spanish star Luis Alberto, who will complete a move from Seville for an initial fee of around £5million.
Liverpool thought they had secured an agreement with the attacking midfielder’s club Shakhtar Donetsk, for around £23million, but it transpires the Ukrainians only hold a portion of his rights.
The midfielder of Shakhtar Donetsk and the Armenian National Football team is currently in Vienna. This was published by the Editor of the Russian Sport-express Arthur Poghosyan in his twitter page, adding: “Henrikh Mkhitaryan has never thought of money. He has always wanted to play in high level clubs. Mkhitaryan is now in Vienna with his mother and sister”.
The Executive Director of Shakhtar Donetsk Sergey Palkin wrote in one of the social networks that Mkhitaryan will join the Pitmen on June 23. Though earlier he deleted the note “Henrikh must join the Club” from his page.
The midfielder of Shakhtar Donetsk and the Armenian National Football team is a Ukraine national football league record holder. Mkhitaryan produced 25 goals for Shakhtar in the Ukrainian Premier League last season. In Shakhtar Donetsk the midfielder of the Armenian National Football team Henrikh Mkhitaryan has become the Ukraine’s Champion and National Cup Holder.