Sunday, 31st August, 2014

Shinji Kagawa has left Manchester United to return to former club Borussia Dortmund, penning a four-year contract with Jurgen Klopp's men.

The Japan international moved from Dortmund to Manchester United in 2012, despite the Bundesliga side being desperate for him not leave.

However, he struggled at Old Trafford, failing to feature on a regular basis first under Sir Alex Ferguson, then David Moyes last term, while this season he does not feature in the plans of Louis van Gaal.

According to L'Equipe, Dortmund are paying Manchester United a fee of €8m for Kagawa, who is joining on a four-year deal.


The move has not been officially confirmed, but is understood to be all but complete.


It will mark the closing of a disappointing chapter for the attacking midfielder, who had been thrilled to join Manchester United.

Dortmund continue to rate Kagawa highly and the Japan star will be aiming to clock up regular first team football in Germany.

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