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Shinji Kagawa

25-Year-Old Midfielder     Borussia Dortmund  Bundesliga


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Concussion    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  March 17, 1989    Birthplace:  Hyogo-ken, Japan
Nationality:  Japan    Height:  5' 8"    Weight:  139 lbs    

August 31, 2014    Shinji Kagawa News

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Manchester United announced Sunday that they have reached a transfer agreement to send Kagawa to Borussia Dortmund.

Kagawa left Dortmund in the summer of 2012 to join Manchester United, but was not part of new manager Louis van Gaal's plans. Kagawa can be a dynamic player, but it may take him awhile to find a place in the Dortmund starting XI, which limits his fantasy value.

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Shinji Kagawa: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

August 28, 2014

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Kagawa suffered a concussion during Tuesday's shocking 4-0 loss to MK Dons in the Capital One Cup when he clashed with Darren Potter.

Kagawa isn't getting nearly enough playing time in Premier League matches, and if he can't find a new home, his fantasy value will remain very limited.

August 18, 2014

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Kagawa remained on the bench for the entirety of Manchester United's Premier League season-opener against Swansea City on Saturday.

Kagawa was never considered to be a part of new manager Louis van Gaal's plans, and after failing to feature Saturday, it's clear that his future is likely away from Old Trafford.

May 12, 2014

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Kagawa was named as part of Japan's 23-man roster for this summer's World Cup, according to Sky Sports.

Despite not playing regularly at Manchester United, Kagawa was named to Japan's World Cup side. Coach Alberto Zaccheroni described Kagawa as "an impact player."

May 8, 2014

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Kagawa's manager said the midfielder will not be leaving Manchester United this summer, according to the Mirror.

The Japanese midfielder has been one of the many players tipped to leave the club this summer, but reports suggest Kagawa still wishes to stay and fight his place in the team.

March 29, 2014

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Kagawa got a rare start Saturday and assisted on Wayne Rooney's 20th minute goal during Manchester United's 4-1 win over Aston Villa.

Kagawa has now started two of the last three Premier League matches, something he's done only three times in 2014. If he can maintain his spot in the starting XI, he will surely have an increase in fantasy value, although it's tough to depend on him after only one good performance.

February 7, 2014

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Kagawa said that he is "irritated" by his performances this season and that he has to focus on improving in the second half of the season to prove that he has grown as a player, reports Sky Sports.

The midfielder has not scored any goals, and has only made nine Premier League appearances so far this season. Kagawa is not a first choice for manager David Moyes, and he is starting to show a bit of frustration that he hasn't reached the heights he did in Germany before moving to Manchester.

January 24, 2014

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Kagawa's agent denied that Kagawa was likely to leave Manchester United as rumors of a move to Germany have heated up recently, reports Sky Sports.

In addition to speculation that Kagawa was on his way out of Manchester, the team is closing in on bringing Juan Mata in. Kagawa hasn't been as prolific in England as he was in Dortmund, but his agent believes the midfielder will stay put.