Shinji Kagawa isn’t attainable this summer, says Jurgen Klopp…
Manchester United’s Japanese playmaker Shinki Kagawa will not be rejoining Borussia Dortmund this summer, his old boss Jurgen Klopp told Sky Germany.
The player himself told Japanese television recently that he would one day like to play for Dortmund again, but Jurgen Klopp doesn’t think it will be possible to sign his former star.
Klopp contacted the player after selling Mario Gotze to Bayern Munich, but did not get the response he was looking for.
“Coming back is not an option for him this year and not an option for us,” said the charismatic German boss.
“This was made obvious quite quickly. Shinji wants to prove himself at Man United this season. I didn’t think the response would be any different but better safe than sorry.”
Kagawa had a slow start to the season with Manchester United, but the diminutive playmaker slowly found his feet, and ended up scoring six goals – including an impressive hat-trick against Norwich.
The 24-year-old had been brilliant for Borussia Dortmund in consecutive Bundesliga titles, which earned him a £16m move to Old Trafford last summer. In Germany, he played a central role, whereas in England he has been used as a wide player in between the lines, possibly to his detriment.
David Moyes will hope to get the best out of the undoubtedly talented Japanese international next season, as he looks to retain the Premier League title in his first season in charge.