Shinji Kagawa transfer to Real Zaragoza – Former Manchester United midfielder, Shinji Kagawa has completed his move to Real Zaragoza. This team plays in the Segunda Division which is the second division of Spanish football. They have not made it to the top flight since 2013. It is also really interesting to see that none of the first league clubs made an attempt to sign the 30-year-old Japan International.
Shinji Kagawa transfer – More about his journey
Kagawa was a sensation during the early 2010s and was picked up by Sir Alex Ferguson after his breakthrough seasons at Borussia Dortmund. He was unable to recreate the performances that he made for Bundesliga. This is because he couldn’t keep pace with the Premier League and was given very little time to develop. After struggling at Manchester United for some seasons, he decided to move back to Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund fans welcomed the Japanese star with open arms and he directly made it to the first team.
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Shinji Kagawa transfer – Dortmund
Kagawa is a brilliant midfielder who is able to break the defense with his quick one-two passing. He was always known for coming up big in the Rhur Derby, which is the game played between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04. Kagawa was given the title of Derby hero by the Dortmund because he always managed to score against Schalke. Since the 2016-17 season, Kagawa started to get less and fewer opportunities due to change in the management from Tuchel to Bosz to Stoger and then finally Favre.
Shinji Kagawa transfer – Besiktas
Unable to find game time, Kagawa decided to move out of Dortmund for a loan move to Besiktas. This team plays in the Turkish league. Kagawa scored on his debut for Besiktas and played well for them off the bench as well. Celta Viga was said to be interested in the Japanese signature but, it seems like the deal couldn’t go through due to poor management of the Spanish Club.
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Shinji Kagawa transfer – His achievements
Zaragoza has a deeply experienced midfielder now. He has won two Bundesliga titles, one Premier League title, two German Cups and an Asian Cup with Japan. He has played at two World Cups for Japan and made 97 appearances. Borussia Dortmund thanked the Japanese and called him a legend for the Black and Yellow.