Manchester United made their first signing of the summer after confirming that they have reached to an agreement to buy Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund.
Talks were going on for a number of weeks and the deal is subject to a medical and work permit, although this is considered to be a formality.
Manchester United expects the transfer to be completed within few weeks, but Kagawa is currently on international duty and played in Japan’s 3-0 World Cup qualifying round victory over Oman during the weekend.
Man United had failed to reach the Champions League second round for the first time in six years and struggled in midfield all year. The 23 year old Japanese International is expected to play a vital role in United’s midfield.
Kagawa joined Dortmund in 2010 from Japanese league side Osaka. In his two seasons in the Bundesliga, he scored 21 goals in 49 appearances.
Sir Alex Ferguson and assistant Mike Phelan, made a personal check on Kagawa, the day before United’s final match at Sunderland, and they witnessed him netting one goal and he also created another in Dortmund’s 5-2 German Cup triumph over Bayern Munich.