Man Utd are very close to signing Shinji Kagawa, the Borussia Dortmund midfielder, as they prepare for a post Scholes – Giggs era (read apocalyptic). He will cost close to £18m. Kagawa is not the star power Utd fans would seek out but at this point getting suckered into competing with City and Chelsea and depleting their financial reserves further is just as important. While everyone’s attention is on Eden Hazard, the 23 year old Japanese has put in some very impressive performances in the Bundesliga and shows room for further improvement.
From the You Tube clip, Kagawa comes off as obviously versatile, switching flanks with ease, or pushing up centrally. He’s also a goalscorer. What also stands out is that he plays amongst some of this generation’s rising stars in that Borussia team. They all make each other look good. Utd at their best are exactly like that. Selfless. Well, there is Nani.