Old Trafford side close in on impressive new signing.
Manchester United set to wrap up deal for Japanese playmaker
Manchester United are close to finalising a move for Borussia Dortmund playmaker Shinji Kagawa.
The Japan international has refused to agree a new deal with the Bundesliga champions and has his heart set on a move to England, according to the German side’s president.
Michael Zorc said: “Shinji is going to play in England because he has officially rejected our offer of a new contract.”
talkSPORT understands Kagawa, who has scored 13 goals in the German top flight this season from 30 appearances, is set sign a three-year deal at Old Trafford.
United are willing to part with around £7m for his services as his contract expires in 2013, with the 23-year-old expected to earn around £5m-a-season.
Shinji Kagawa has been a huge success since his move to Borussia Dortmund, helping Jurgen Klopp’s side to successive Bundesliga titles notching up 28 goals and 13 assists in the process but it appears that Japanese international wishes to move on, having made it clear to his club that he has no intention of signing a new contract.
Man United could well do with some added creativity linking their midfield to their attack. Currently the players who fill the central midfield areas of Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad do not offer a great deal in the form of goals and assists with the likes of Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Anderson and Tom Cleverley offering more rounded roles rather than fully attacking ones.
Ferguson has been linked with interest in Lille’s Eden Hazard but perhaps a move for Kagawa would be a more cost effective solution.
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