Sunday 18 February 2018

Manchester United close in on deal for Shinji Kagawa

Big in Japan: Shinji Kagawa is posied to complete a transfer from Borrusia Dortmund to Manchester United. Photo: Reuters
Big in Japan: Shinji Kagawa is posied to complete a transfer from Borrusia Dortmund to Manchester United. Photo: Reuters

GERMAN football magazine Kicker have reported that Borussia Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa is set to join Manchester United for €15m with the deal almost complete.

Dortmund's director of sport Michael Zorc told the magazine that some details have yet to be finalised and Kagawa is still contracted to the German league and cup winners until June 2013.



The club have already slapped a price tag of €20m on their attacking midfielder with several Premier League clubs reported to be interested.



Earlier this month, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson flew to Berlin to watch Kagawa score in Dortmund's 5-2 win over Bayern Munich in the German Cup final.



Kagawa cost Dortmund just €350,000 when he joined from J-League side Cerezo Osaka in 2010.



He has scored 21 goals in 49 Bundesliga appearances for Borussia, helping them win back-to-back league titles.

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