Asian playmaker 'eager' to seal United switch

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Borussia Dortmund playmaker Shinji Kagawa has revealed he would be interested in joining Manchester United, should the opportunity present itself.

The 22-year-old Japan international only moved to Dortmund last summer, but caught the attentions of a number of clubs after 10 goals in 24 appearances during his debut season in Germany.

According to, United have been tracking Kagawa for over a year and, despite Dortmund's desperation to keep him, the Barclays Premier League champions could be prepared to test the resolve of the Bundesliga club.

And, should United decide to formalise their alleged interest during the transfer window, the fleet-footed midfielder would seriously consider a move to Old Trafford in order to realise his ambitions.

"If I get a formal offer, I'll be strongly interested in listening to what they have to say," Kagawa told Nikkan Sports.


"The Premiership is one of the leagues I want to challenge,

"If it is Man United, I'll be still more eager to go and try how much I can do there."

Whether or not United move for Kagawa remains to be seen, but Sir Alex Ferguson is known to be in the market for a creative midfielder after the retirement of Paul Scholes.

Luka Modric, Wesley Sneijder and Samir Nasri have all been mentioned as potential successors to the Old Trafford legend, who will begin next season among the United coaching staff.

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