Berlin - Japanese international Shinji Kagawa
has returned to Borussia Dortmund after completing a move from Manchester
United on Sunday.
thought to have paid around £6.3 million to resign Kagawa, who had a hugely successful first spell at the
German club between 2010 and 2012.
six goals in 38 Premier League games for United, the 25-year-old has now
returned to Dortmund on a contract that runs until June 2018.
said in an interview on the day I left that the Borussia Dortmund chapter was
not closed for me," Kagawa told Dortmund's
to fulfil a dream in the Premier League. Now I'm just happy to be back in
Dortmund - with this great team, in this amazing environment, these unique
like a family. I'm proud that they haven't forgotten me and that I can belong
to it again."
Kagawa found opportunities limited at Old Trafford and was linked with a return
to Dortmund throughout his two seasons in England.
was finally given the green light to leave by new United manager Louis van
Gaal, shortly after he made his last appearance for the club in a 4-0 League
Cup defeat to Milton Keynes Dons.
to bring Shinji Kagawa from Manchester United to BVB
presented itself for the first time in the last few days," Dortmund
sporting director Michael Zorc said. "Naturally we decided to sign this
hugely talented player again."
Kagawa first joined Dortmund from Japanese side Cerezo Osaka in the summer of
2010. He scored 21 goals in 49 Bundesliga matches in his first spell at the
club, winning the Bungesliga title in 2011 and a league and cup double in 2012.