Premier League - United announce Kagawa deal

Tue, 05 Jun 09:03:00 2012

Manchester United have confirmed an agreement to sign Borussia Dortmund playmaker Shinji Kagawa.

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The Japan international, 23, is reportedly set to cost United £14 million and will join the Premier League club after passing a medical and obtaining a work permit.

A club statement read: "Manchester United is delighted to announce that it has agreed terms with both Borussia Dortmund and Shinji Kagawa for his transfer to the club.

"The deal is subject only to the player medical and obtaining a UK work permit. These conditions are anticipated to be completed by the end of June."

United missed out on Belgium international Eden Hazard, who completed his £32 million transfer to Chelsea on Monday, but the imminent signing of Kagawa gives them some much-needed creativity in midfield.

His two-year spell in the Bundesliga saw Kagawa become one of German football's most impressive playmakers.

Kagawa signed for Dortmund from Cerezo Osaka for a fee of just €350,000 (£280,000) in the summer of 2010 and helped the German club secure the Bundesliga title in his first season at Signal Iduna Park.

The midfielder again played a central role in the club's double success this season, scoring 17 goals and claiming 10 assists in 42 games in all competitions.

Kagawa's refusal to sign a new contract with Dortmund saw him become the subject of constant speculation towards the end of the 2011-12 season and he made clear to Dortmund that he wanted to pursue a move to England.

When Kagawa completes his move to Old Trafford he will become the fifth Japanese player to play in the Premier League following Junichi Inamoto, Kazuyuki Toda, Hidetoshi Nakata and Ryo Miyaichi.

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  1. United still have to sign more players especially in­ the holding midfield and central defense. Sir Alex­ should ensure there are defenders who can competently­ fill the gap of injured defenders like Vidich. Smalling­ is up to the task but Johnny Evans is not up to the­ task. If United want to challenge and win trophies then­ the team must be prepared for the challenge. First­ stage of the preparation is the assembled team for the­ season. Does United want to crash out of Champions­ league so early as it was last season or do they want­ to loose the EPLF at the last moment when most fans­ thought they have it? Man City are still going to­ strong title defenders, Chelsea too will be there to­ capitalize on the weakness of any team that

    From Alpha UMAR, on Wed 6 Jun 16:56
  2. good luck to the bloke,we need a few more yet,a­ defender nxt plz

    From biafra, on Wed 6 Jun 10:12
  3. What stupid colour will he dye his hair once he gets­ there?

    From Wet Sailor, on Wed 6 Jun 8:54
  4. Kevin what part of terms had been agreed with all­ parties did you not grasp?

    From Minelle, on Wed 6 Jun 7:38
  5. its kind of like Marks & Spencer v Primark isnt it?­ Our signings V Yours. Happy­ days...................................

    From dd, on Wed 6 Jun 7:34
  6. big players doesn't make a team anyway.United just­ need a good midfielder that will be available­ always.United need to attack more vigorously and­ shouldn't allow themselves to be attacked. Football­ nowadays is physical fitness or just forget it.United­ have the best playing style in the pl but weak in­ attacking and avoiding threats. the keeper is a joke.­ he's too lazy and always allows players to attack­ him when there's a corner.

    From joseph, on Wed 6 Jun 6:13
  7. another cheap import but he will open up another market­ to sell a few shirts.

    From SIR DAVID, on Wed 6 Jun 5:07
  8. Kagawa will be the starting 11, as he is the link­ clearly missed by Man Utd... If anyone had seen him­ play for Dortmund, you will realise he is sort of a­ "assist-master" like Steve Nash for the­ Suns... Dortmund had been without Goatze for the second­ half of the season and it was Kagawa who stir them to­ the title towards the end and soundly beaten Bayern­ Munich....unlike a certain Chelsea who deploy cowardly­ tactic against the talented Bayern.. So i think­ Kagawa will provide more assist to Rooney, Welback and­ Hernandez......unlike the moody Nani who i will not­ miss if he choose to leave Man Utd

    From Outsider, on Wed 6 Jun 1:53
  9. Hoping that he will have a place in the starting 11 (or­ at least a chance?) and isn't just another­ corporative move to sell shirts in Japan.

    From Dr.VVTF, on Wed 6 Jun 1:33
  10. Lucas will be next!!

    From Policy, on Wed 6 Jun 0:18
  11. Is that the Great Rio With 5 prems an FA Cup , Champ­ Lge & World Title - CORREST margeret Love - The­ Greatest would be 1 of mant Logical ways to describe­ him. P-s were did Micah Richards , the Supposed Best­ Right back in the Prem , Go on Hols this Summer. What­ age is he again.? In His Prime Aint he..? LOL

    From , on Tue 5 Jun 23:52
  12. Hey Marco..english please

    From George, on Tue 5 Jun 23:22
  13. another joke signing jinsun is barely played and is­ rubbish so now they need a new asian amscot to keep the­ sales up. this is very sad but true

    From Marco, on Tue 5 Jun 22:45
  14. Good signing, and for 14 million todays market­ and given his stats that is good business

    From Glynn, on Tue 5 Jun 22:18
  15. if chelseas new player dosent exceed expectations will­ he be a bio-hazzard?

    From , on Tue 5 Jun 21:56
  16. good buy fergie the boy is a grafter

    From DAVID, on Tue 5 Jun 21:53
  17. @503 - Stats are like your brain pointless and­ irrelevant.

    From , on Tue 5 Jun 21:31
  18. yeah whatever sansa all the stats say kagawa is better­ will see who does better in league

    From Corey, on Tue 5 Jun 21:14
  19. A nice 6 pts in the bag for Chelsea with this wannabe­ in Man Ure !

    From , on Tue 5 Jun 21:07
  20. good signing finally got midfielder still need tiote ­ cheaper option than hazard and could be as good as him­ stats say it

    From Corey, on Tue 5 Jun 21:01
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