Bringing players back home after transferring them away seems to be the trend in the past few seasons. The big money returns of the likes of Paul Pogba and David Luiz are certainly the best examples of the same.
On a relatively smaller scale, it was Borussia Dortmund resigning Shinji Kagawa from Manchester United that was an example of a struggling player being retained by a former club.
Now, as per reports, the Bundesliga giants are looking to do the same with a player they sold to the Old Trafford outfit, and who happens to be struggling at present.
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According to The Daily Star, Borussia Dortmund are highly interested in purchasing Henrikh Mkhitaryan back from Manchester United owing to the Armenian’s drop from the starting lineup in recent weeks.
The 28-year-old started the season in a formidably fierce form, bagging a European best five assists in his initial games before seeing a slump that has yet to find him make a decent contribution in the months since.
As of such, Jose Mourinho has been very critical of his performances, and has more often than not left him warming the bench if not left out of the matchday squad altogether.
So it would now appear that Dortmund will look to take advantage of the scenario and re-sign their attacking midfielder.
During his days in Germany, Mkhitaryan found the back of the net 41 times in 140 appearances, and was an impeccable creator and creative presence with the side.
It was, in fact, this brilliance itself that led the Premier League giants into making his signing a part of an impressive summer haul that saw the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba join their ranks as well.
But at present, owing to the form of other players at the club, a move back to his former side does seem the most favorable option for the abandoned genius.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
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