My heart told me to join Dortmund, says Mkhitaryan

Shane Callaghan
My heart told me to join Dortmund, says Mkhitaryan

Former Shakhtar Donestsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan says he went with his heart when deciding to sign for Borussia Dortmund this summer.

The 24-year-old completed a club record 27.5 million euro switch to Signal Iduna Park this week, and while a number of other teams were rumored to be interested in his services, including Liverpool, Mkhitaryan has revealed there was only one club for him.

"I went with my heart, and I hope the club never regrets spending a single cent on me," Mkhitaryan told reporters. "I came to help the club achieve its goals."

Meanwhile, the Armenia international also refused to be drawn on comparisons between him and predecessor Mario Gotze - who left for Bayern Munich earlier in the summer - and says his new teammates have given him a warm welcome at the club.

"He [Gotze] is a very good player, but a different type of player than I am," Mkhitaryan said, "I have been very well received by the other players, which has helped me a lot. They have all taken care of me and it has really made me adapt easier."

Mkhitaryan netted his first goal for the club in the 3-1 victory over Basel in a friendly on Wednesday.