2014/19 Shinji Kagawa @ Borussia Dortmund (GER/CL)

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  1. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think it's for nothing that Kagawa gave a long-form interview to the Japanese media enumerating the various reasons he has had his heart set on Spain for several years. The whole situation under Favre is probably just the final straw, and in previous years you could have easily seen him getting back into the BVB squad with Reus inevitably picking up a knock and Götze not exactly lighting the Westfalenstadion on fire. He sounds like he's done with German football at any rate, and it's very difficult to imagine him going to a Stuttgart or Besiktas.

    He won't command a huge transfer fee and has plenty of potential income streams, so why not a top-half La Liga team? Perhaps in his mind he feels like he should have taken up Mourinho's overtures to serve as Özil's deputy at RM back in the day.
     
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  2. Gash Basher

    Gash Basher Member

    Aug 26, 2012
    Newport Beach, CA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Such a shame what’s happened to Kagawa. Sadly, his career is turning into a cautionary tale. That might sound a little harsh, but I had such high hopes for him. Hope he goes to a club where his talents are utilized and appreciated. Thought after a good World Cup his career might finally pick up after where it left off after his first season at United. His fall from grace is only more puzzling when he hasn’t suffered a serious injury and isn’t known to have questionable character issues. Can it all be down to incredibly bad luck and/or career advice?
     
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  3. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Sad yes. I would say a mix of everything. He should have transfered this summer. Maybe he wanted to try one more time at Dortmund? The teams in Europe knows how good he can be. He does not need to prove it, he just need som luck now.
     
  4. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I am the only one heard that he signed a loan deal with Bordeaux?
     
  5. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I read about it earlier today.
     
  6. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Is it a done deal?
     
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  7. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Reportedly it is agreed between the two clubs, all what is needed is Kagawa's agreement.
     
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  8. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Ok lets wait and see.
     
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  9. datschge

    datschge Member+

    Feb 9, 2014
    Germany
    BVB's director of sports Zorc is denying the report.
     
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  10. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Read an article today from Bild. They will release him for as little as 2m euro. The problem is that nobody seem to want him. No bids whatsoever. Sad.
     
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  11. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    *Nobody in La Liga
     
  12. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Who is interested then?
     
  13. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
  14. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    They want to get rid of him, not loan him out.
     
  15. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    But all the reports said that actually Dortmund had accepted the offer...
     
  16. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Some lighter moments during winter training camp:
     
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  17. SamuraiBlue2002

    SamuraiBlue2002 Member+

    Dec 20, 2008
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Going to Monaco
     
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  18. YakYak

    YakYak Member

    Feb 9, 2009
    A breath of life! I think he'll earn his La Liga transfer if he performs well at Monaco.
     
  19. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Well, Monaco at first sounds good until you realize they are the worst team in Ligue 1. I feel sorry for Kagawa. But yeah its better than playing in the reserves at Dortmund.
     
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  20. datschge

    datschge Member+

    Feb 9, 2014
    Germany
    Monaco was a mess under Henry (only 2 wins in 12 matches), now that the previous manager Jardim (who won the Ligue 1 title with Monaco in 2017) is back the club may recover as well.

    For Kagawa I just hope he gets a lot of playing time and is able to use his experience to help lifting the atmosphere in and the performance of the team.
     
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  21. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Kagawa also changed agent too. He now is under the same agent that handles the foreign players for Vissel Kobe, Mikitani's partner Arturo Canales..
     
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  22. SamuraiBlue2002

    SamuraiBlue2002 Member+

    Dec 20, 2008
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Last minute change on plans. Seems to be headed to Besiktas now
     
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  23. YakYak

    YakYak Member

    Feb 9, 2009
    Damn. Personally, I'd rather like to see him stay in Europe for now.
     
  24. Murasaki

    Murasaki New Member

    Japan
    Jun 28, 2018
    Loan with an option to buy...
     
  25. takeuchi

    takeuchi Member+

    Jan 20, 2013
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    he could be off to Hannover now..

     
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