Former Dortmund star Kagawa could go back to the country after just 12 months.
Manchester United attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa has already admitted the 24-year-old would be open to a return to former side Borussia Dortmund in the future, but German daily BILD reports Kagawa will be back in Germany sooner than expected.
While it seems the Japan international didn’t mean departing Old Trafford for Dortmund immediately, it’s thought the Bundesliga runners-up would really please the supporters by bringing back fans favourite Kagawa.
The midfielder spent two years at the Westfalenstadion and won back-to-back German league titles with the club, scoring 29 goals and providing 19 assists during the Asian’s time in Germany.
These performances earned Kagawa a £13m move to United last summer, although an injury plagued first season in Manchester limited the Japanese star’s appearances to 26.
Much of that time the former Dortmund man was asked to play out on the flanks, not the preferred position for Kagawa who operated behind the front-man at the 2013 Champions League runners-up.
However, with the Red Devils a slightly different system is used and the player has had to compete with the likes of Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Danny Welbeck and Nani for game time.
Now with Wilfried Zaha also at the club, it’s thought Kagawa would welcome a move back to Dortmund and manager Juergen Klopp would also like to see the star back in a black and yellow shirt.
Yet new United boss David Moyes has said the Scot is a big fan of Kagawa’s and therefore the Japanese midfielder is likely to be given a bigger role under the new coach – if he stays.