Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has agreed a four year contract and has returned to Borussia Dortmund after two unsuccessful years at Old Trafford it has been confirmed.
The Japanese international joined the Red Devils in 2012 for a fee of around £12 million, but never really found his best form. Now Dortmund have confirmed that he's back at his former club until 2018.
He made just 31 league starts for Manchester United in his time with the club, and having been made available by new boss Louis van Gaal is close to returning to his former club for a fee of around £6.3 million.
The 25-year-old spent two seasons with Borussia Dortmund before making his move to Manchester United, where he established himself as one of the finest playmakers in Europe.
However he spent much of his time at Old Trafford playing out of position on the left flank, and following the arrival of Juan Mata and the emergence of Adnan Januzaj the writing was on the wall.
Previously Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp had been adamant that a deal wasn't on the cards - however playmaker Marco Reus, who let slip of the news in a post-match interview. He said: ‘I am sure Kagawa will help us… errr…. would have helped us…"
Kagawa is likely to be just one of a handful of Manchester United players likely to be heading for the exit before the summer transfer window snaps shut. Tom Cleverley, Anderson, Danny Welbeck and Anderson are amongst those who could leave the club before tomorrow, while there could be some new arrivals too.
Arturo Vidal has been linked with a switch to Old Trafford, while Daley Blind is expected to complete his transfer tomorrow.