Manchester United have confirmed they have “agreed terms” for the transfer of Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund midfielder Kagawa, 23, will join United this summer for a fee reportedly in the region of £16 million, subject to a medical and work permit.
It was reported at the end of May that the Red Devils were closing in on the capture of the Japan international after he was scouted by Sir Alex Ferguson.
A statement on United’s official website 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. Further details will be announced in due course.”
United defender Rio Ferdinand added on his Twitter account: “Welcome to Shinji Kagawa for his transfer to Man Utd. heres to a succesful time here bro!”
Kagawa signed for Dortmund from Cerezo Osaka in 2010. He lifted the Bundesliga title in his first season at the club before helping them retain the trophy this season and also claim DFB-Pokal glory.
Speaking later on Tuesday, Kagawa told Kyodo News after training with his national team ahead of games against Jordan and Australia: “The transfer is not complete for the time being. I have yet to sign the contract.
“The team and I are fully concentrated on the next two games. It’s better if we talk about (the transfer) after those matches. I want to focus on playing well over the next few weeks.”