Don't compare me to Mario Goezte, begs new Borussia star Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Mkhitaryan will take over the midfield role vacated by Germany star Goetze's move to European champions Bayern Munich.

updated: July 12, 2013 22:13 IST
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Berlin: Borussia Dortmund's new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan has begged not to be compared to Mario Goetze and wants to prove he is worth the 27.5 million euros (US$35.8m) his new club paid for him.

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder was signed from Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday and after scoring 25 goals in the Ukrainian league is eager to impress at Champions League finalists Dortmund.

"I hope Borussia will not regret this transfer for one second or one cent," he told reporters at Borussia's pre-season training camp in Switzerland.

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