Ten things that would cost the same as Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Mkhitaryan… Or they could keep Messi out of jail instead (Image: Руденко Денис)

With the news that Liverpool are ‘eyeing’ Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the 24-year-old Armenian midfielder who can reportedly be had by sending £20m the way of Shakhtar Donetsk, Football Burp got wondering: what is the linguistic relevance of juxtaposing the letters K and H?

We then got thinking a little more and asked ourselves: what else can twenty million of Her Majesty’s pounds get you these days?

One thing led to anudda and we wound up compiling – for your information and/or delectation – the following list of ten recent examples of things that Brendan Rodgers’s men could spend the money on instead…

(Psst: in case you’re too soft or out-of-touch to recognise a link, click on each thing in question in order to read more about it.)

Ten things that would cost the same as Henrikh Mkhitaryan

1. Keeping Lionel Messi out of jail

2. Boosting the development of regenerative medicine therapies, a relatively new field of science that “has the potential to transform medical care by providing treatments for incurable conditions such as heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, blindness and liver failure”

3. Relaying Heathrow’s southern runway

4. Converting the former Bow Street Magistrates Court in London – which once housed prisoners including Casanova, Oscar Wilde and the Kray twins – into a hotel and police museum

5. A new headquarters for Leicester City Council

6. 876 new trainee placements across 39 projects in museums, galleries, archives and other heritage organisations

7. A new synthetic supermaterials research and development facility in Oxford set to provide up to fifty new jobs

8. A relief road and bridge over the M4 motorway

9. A new sports and leisure centre in Bridlington set to “rival any on the East Coast”

10. A solar park the size of fifty football pitches

Do you know of anything else that would cost the same as the fee that Liverpool look set to pay for Henrikh Mkhitaryan? Have your say in the comments thingy below!