2014/20 Shinji Kagawa @ Borussia Dortmund (GER/CL)

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  1. naopon

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    #1226 naopon, Oct 23, 2018
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    A Japanese reporter asked Favre at the pre-Atlético press conference how Kagawa was doing, and the answer was that he's doing better and has been training with the team.
     
  2. naopon

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    Favre says that "we will see" if Kagawa returns for the cup match against Union after having been injured for a few weeks.

     
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  3. naopon

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    Starting against Union Berlin in the cup.
     
  4. naopon

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  5. seolseol

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  6. naopon

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  7. naopon

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  8. SamuraiBlue2002

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    Three assists for Kagawa in a friendly today.
     
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  9. teioh

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    Apr 17, 2012
    What the heck he assisted something like 9-12 times in the last 3 match lol.
     
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  10. seolseol

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    Still not good enough to be on the bench apparently.
     
  11. Whispered11

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    I think he has to leave. BVB has changed several managers. I know he loves Dortmund, but there's no chance things are going to change in a brief time, since Favre is doing really well and Shinji doesn't have the star class-view of a few years ago.
     
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  12. seolseol

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    Yes he has to leave.
     
  13. YakYak

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    Feb 9, 2009
    Yup. He'll also be 30 come March.
     
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  14. naopon

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    In an interesting twist Kagawa has proclaimed his intent to move to Spain in the near future in a multi-part interview with the Nikkan Sports tabloid. He was also apparently absent from the last day of training at home before the Club Brugge CL match, as well as the annual BVB shareholders' meeting which all other senior team members attended.

    When queried by German reporters about Kagawa's situation, BVB sporting director Zorc expressed sympathy for the "deserving player" and indicated that the club would be open to discussing a potential transfer over the winter break.
     
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  15. seolseol

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    He is to good not to even be included. Don't destroy the last years.
     
  16. Whispered11

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    I just hope he chooses a good environment. No Valencia, no big clubs. A club like Villarreal could be a decent choice.
     
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  17. teioh

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    Apr 17, 2012
    Espanyol? (Ala Shunsuke)
     
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  18. Drew1404

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    Aug 25, 2014
    Celtic? Ala Shunsuke? Just kidding! Its a shame after a good world cup hes pretty much frozen out, will he even get in the side for the asian cup now? Hmm. Id like to see him back in England but Im not sure if thats a good option
     
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  19. nipponbasse83

    nipponbasse83 Member+

    Jun 17, 2007
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    Consadole Sapporo
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    He was linked to Everton and West Ham last month, but not sure if either of those clubs are right for him. West Ham is a disaster of a club, always some mess going on and Everton are quite strong in the offensive midfielder positions already.

    It's a shame he's out in the cold, especially after what was a good World Cup. But I dont want to see him play for a mid-table club. Europa League contender should be a bare minimum.
     
  20. seolseol

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    It's a shame all right. He need to solve this in january.
     
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  21. teioh

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    Apr 17, 2012
    For what I know, both teams play "british football" aka hit as hard as you can and something will happen, not exactly Shinji's style.
     
  22. naopon

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    Looks like Shinji may have played his last game for Dortmund. With a number of players missing from the squad traveling away to Monaco, Kagawa was excluded from the trip for no apparent reason other than to circumvent any risk of injury ahead of a winter move.
     
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  23. seolseol

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    Hope he finds a great club now! I wanna see Shinji shine again.
     
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  24. YakYak

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    Feb 9, 2009
    I strongly second that feeling.
    In terms of Japanese players that are too talented to be not playing, he's the top of the pile ahead of others, including Gaku and Morioka.
     
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  25. nipponbasse83

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    Jun 17, 2007
    Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan
    Club:
    Consadole Sapporo
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    I was in one way hoping he would stay and fight his way back into the team, as he's done before.

    But seems Favre doesn't rate him at all, and the way Dortmund are playing this year it's hard to critiscise him I guess. With that being said, I still think Kagawa have the qualities that could make him a starter again in this team.

    Instead of mid-table dwellers like Everton and West Ham I rather see him play at a club like Ajax or Porto, who plays regularly in CL. He should avoid Spain at all cost imho.
     
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