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United start strengthening with Kagawa

Published: Tuesday 5 June 2012, 22.55CET
Japan's Shinji Kagawa has become Manchester United FC's first summer signing, subject to a successful work permit application, after the club agreed a deal with Borussia Dortmund.
United start strengthening with Kagawa
Shinji Kagawa is set to join Manchester United ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Tuesday 5 June 2012, 22.55CET

United start strengthening with Kagawa

Japan's Shinji Kagawa has become Manchester United FC's first summer signing, subject to a successful work permit application, after the club agreed a deal with Borussia Dortmund.

Manchester United FC have agreed a deal with Borussia Dortmund to sign Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa from the Bundesliga club.

The transfer, reported to be worth around €14.8m, is subject to the 23-year-old passing a medical and obtaining a work permit. United expect both to completed by the end of the month.

Kagawa, formerly of Cerezo Osaska in his homeland, was on target 13 times in the Bundesliga this season as Dortmund retained the title and won the German Cup. He opened the scoring in the 5-2 final victory against FC Bayern München.

Last updated: 06/06/12 18.12CET

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