Man United Transfers
Kagawa completes switch to Old Trafford
Shinji Kagawa has completed his move to Manchester United after flying to Manchester on Friday to finalise the details of his switch from Borussia Dortmund. Kagawa completed a medical and signed contracts which means he is now officially a Manchester United player. The deal is believed to be in the region of £17million and has been wrapped up before the end of June, as PremierLeagueTransfers.net reported it would be.
The Japanese international would not confirm whether he will wear the famous number 7 jersey worn by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Eric Cantona, Bryan Robson and David Beckham, and stated that he’s willing to prove his worth on the pitch before he owns a ‘famous’ squad number.
Of his transfer to Man United, and the question of which squad number he’ll be wearing this season, attacking midfielder Kagawa said on ManUtd.com:
”Since I am very new to the club, I have no intention to get a ‘big’ number. Let’s wait and see how it goes.”
“I just told them my hope because I didn’t know which numbers are available.”
“Having completed the transfer, I can’t think anything negative anymore. I feel positive. I would like to achieve big things with such a big, historical club. I know there’s a tough challenge ahead of me but I am excited to have the chance to take it.”
Kagawa also reported to United’s Carrington training ground facility during his trip to Manchester on Friday and expressed his excitement at the facilities and the the prospect of playing at the club’s Old Trafford stadium, nicknamed the ‘Theatre of Dreams’. Kagawa becomes Manchester United’s second confirmed signing of the summer following the capture of Crewe youngster Nick Powell earlier in June. With the Premier League crown ending up at rivals Manchester City last season, United are unlikely to draw the line at signing Kagawa and Powell, with at least one more signing expected before the summer transfer window closes.