Dortmund manager, Thomas Tuchel has stated that Andriy Schurrle is the perfect replacement for Mkhitaryan, with the latter leaving BVB for Manchester United.
The attacking midfielder was in impressive form Dortmund last season. The bundesliga club opted to sell Mkhitaryan, following his refusal to sign a contract renewal.
Dortmund signed Schurrle from Wolfsburg, looking to fill the void left by the Armenia international. And Tuchel is certain the 25-year-old can become a star player for the club.
“With Mkhitaryan’s departure, we have lost a player who can play on the wings and there are not a whole lot of players like him. Schurrle is one of the them, though,” Tuchel told Bild.
“Players like them do not have an ego, but still contribute a lot of goals.
“It’s always easier when you are a defender playing behind one of them.
“That’s why we so desperately needed Schurrle, because we lost Mkhitaryan playing like this.”