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Man United Interested In £15m Rated Japanese International as Sir Alex Ferguson Looks to Bring In More Youth to Old Trafford Squad

by Christian Bailey

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Old Trafford boss scouting Bundesliga attacking midfielder.

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Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly showing interest in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa and may look to make a bid for the talented Japanese international this month. The 22 year old had a fine first season with the Bundesliga side playing a crucial part in Jurgen Klopp’s triumphant title winning campaign.

The Man United boss has adopted a policy of snapping up talented young talent from across Europe to combine with the player’s coming through the club’s youth and academy ranks and has been scouting Kagawa and is reportedly been receiving glowing reports on the former Cerezo Osaka man’s progress.

Over the past 18 months Ferguson has brought in the likes of Javier Hernandez, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and David de Gea as he looks to re-build a squad that has seen the departures of some of the old guard that had served the club so well. Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes all retired last term and Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand are also getting on in years so the policy of purchasing up and coming stars may continue.

Kagawa has been the subject of interest from United previously and having seen team-mate Nuri Sahin move to Real Madrid and mounting speculation that Mario Goetze may also be tempted to leave the Signal Iduna Park side then perhaps interest from Man United will tempt the attacking midfielder.

Sir Alex Ferguson has been linked with interest in a number of goal scoring midfielders, the likes of Samir Nasri and Wesley Sneijder constantly linked with moves to Old Trafford, and Shini Kagawa’s eye for goal may appeal to the Scot. In his first season in Germany the Kobe born youngster scored 12 goals in 28 appearances.

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