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Shinji Kagawa

Birthdate: 17 March 1989
Position: Midfielder
Previous clubs: FC Miyagi Barcelona, Cerezo Osaka, Borussia Dortmund
International team: Japan
Debut: 2008
Appearances: 33
Goals: 11

See photos of Shinji at Old Trafford

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22/06/2012 18:30, Report by Communications Department

Kagawa seals Reds move

Manchester United announced earlier this month that an agreement with Borussia Dortmund had been reached for the transfer of Shinji Kagawa for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old Japanese midfielder has now passed a medical, obtained a UK work permit and has agreed a four-year contract commencing 1 July 2012.

Sir Alex Ferguson is delighted to be bringing the midfielder to Old Trafford. He told ManUtd.com: “Shinji is an exciting young midfielder with great skill, vision and a good eye for goal. I am delighted he has chosen to come to United. I believe he will make an impact upon the team very quickly as he is suited to United’s style of play. We are all looking forward to working with him."

Kagawa himself can't wait to get started as a Red. He told us: “This is a challenge I am really looking forward to. The Premier League is the best league in the world and Manchester United is such a massive club. This is a really exciting time for me and I can’t wait to meet the team and start playing."

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