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The Daily Bee (December 21st, 2017): Is Mkhitaryan on his way back?

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  • The next “return”?

Henrikh Mkhitaryan isn’t doing particularly well at Manchester United these days and José Mourinho seems to no longer rely on the midfielder. The Armenian international could be available come January and obviously Dortmund’s knack for buying back former players (Reus, Sahin, Kagawa, Götze) has sparked some rumors.

According to kicker Watzke & Co. are thinking about possibly bringing him back to add quality and speed to the roster. How viable rumors about a return of the soon-to-be 29 year old are remains to be seen.

Mkhitaryan is a talented player but there are some concerns, the transfer fee and salary demands are key factors. In addition, Dortmund technically has an abundance of wingers when everybody is healthy, this could mean one of them might leave Dortmund if Mkhitaryan arrives, Schürrle would come to mind. There are also questions about how he would fit into Stöger’s (and possibly Nagelsmann’s) system.

Today marks the start of the trial of Sergej W., the alleged culprit of the bus bombing. On April 11th 2017 bombs exploded near the team bus as it was leaving the hotel on its way to the stadium for Dortmund’s quarterfinal match-up with AS Monaco. Thankfully nobody died in the incident, although Marc Bartra suffered severe cuts on his arm and needed surgery.

The motif was presumably a financial one, Sergej W. bought thousands of put-options which would allow him to profit if BVB’s shares would plummet which would have certainly been the case in case of a fatal outcome of the attack.

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