Kagawa would welcome a move back to the Bundesliga.
Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has admitted that the Japan international would welcome a return to former side Borussia Dortmund, after signing from the German club 12 months ago.
Kagawa had an indifferent first season in England, with the 24-year-old’s campaign plagued with injuries and the former Dortmund star managed just 26 appearances in all competitions.
However, the attacking midfielder did show his talent towards the end of the campaign, securing United’s Player of the Month award for May.
Yet Kagawa has not enjoyed the success and level of performance that the Japanese ace did during two years at the Westfalenstadion and clearly still has a fondness for the 2012 Bundesliga champions.
“Yes, one day I will [return to Dortmund]. If Dortmund are OK with it,” the United man was quoted on Football Australia’s website.
“I’m happy we won the league [last year] but I’m not satisfied with my performance.
“I have no excuse any more after a year in the Premier League.
“It’s really an important year for me.”
Although Kagawa is clearly not planning on returning to Germany immediately, it is true that the midfielder struggled to adjust to life in England last year.
The ex-Dortmund player won back-to-back Bundesliga titles in the German league and was instrumental in the Black and Yellows’ success over the past few seasons.
Yet with an ethic of hard work it’s likely that Red Devils fans will warm to the 2012 Asian Player of the Year, although Kagawa will face stiff competition in attacking midfield at Old Trafford from the likes of Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young and Wilfried Zaha.