Liverpool fans are surely frustrated by the ongoing rumors relating to Armenian star Henrikh Mkhitaryan and once again the transfer saga has taken a new twist. It is reported that Mkhitaryan can break his contract with Shakhtar Donetsk to help Liverpool sign him.
The Ukrainian club is holding out for a price tag of 30 million Euros for their prized asset but no club as yet has matched that sum. Dortmund came in with a bid of 30 million Dollars but Shakhtar are not budging at all.
On the other hand, much has been discussed that Mkhitaryan’s own choice is to go to Liverpool despite the fact that the merseysiders will not take part in any European competition next season. Mirror reports that club’s Chief Executive Sergei Palkin revealed facts that perhaps the player can ease things up for Liverpool. According to the British accountant:
“Mkhitaryan doesn’t have a release clause in his contract, but it does spell out the penalties for unilateral termination of the contract, which is equal to $30m (£19.8m),”
“If Mkhitaryan wants to terminate the contract, he must pay Shakhtar $30m and go to a club that he likes. If we go in a civilized manner and sell the player, and in doing so he does not break the contract, the value we place on him is 30million Euros (£25.5m).”
The Reds are reportedly willing to pay as much as 22 million Euros for the Armenian international who was one of the key players for Shakhtar last season. However, as mentioned, do not expect Shakhtar to lower their asking price.
Henrikh has already violated his contract by not turning up for training and taking a leave without any notice for which he will be punished by Shakhtar. Will he be ready to face the wrath of fans by terminating his own contract in favor of his Liverpool move. Perhaps that is not very likely but we shall see how the saga unfolds.
As far as Liverpool are concerned, whether or not Mkhitaryan makes such a move, they must do whatever it takes to sign him as without CL football, there are not going to be many top players willing to come to Anfield. Fortunately, Henrikh is.
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