The dream transfer for many Borussia Dortmund fans has finally come true. Shinji Kagawa is "back home", at a cost of €8 million. Thats significantly lower than what Manchester United bought him for two years ago.
Kagawa showed Dortmund that he was a special player soon after transferring there from Cerezo Osaka 2010 and just as quickly, he took a place in the Dortmund fans' hearts.
Shinji finally freed
Dortmund's favourite potent playmaker scored 21 goals to alter the attention of Man United, but in truth he never really lived up to his lofty billing as a future Man United superstar and a hefty €16m price tag.
Dortmund fans have for a long time, under the hashtag #freeShinji, worked to get the club to try and get him home to Dortmund. Now they have succeeded and the Japanase international has signed a four-year contract with the club.
Dortmund clear decks to get Kagawa back
Expect a powerful setting when Shinji Kagawa again sets foot on the Westfalen Stadium's grass against Frieburg in two weeks time, with a Champions League clash against Arsenal to follow.
Jonas Hofmann has been loaned out to Mainz for the remainder of the season to make room for Kagawa though, with Dortmund chief Jurgen Klopp deciding that the move was more than worth the trouble.
Kagawa should be an interesting addition to the Dortmund squad since the first couple of matches hasnt been won with ease. Kagawa is A goal-scoring midfielder, he is known for his vision, technique, movement and deft passing and he should surely be welcomed back to Dortmund.