Stories in the papers and online today suggest that a number of Premiership clubs are considering a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Japanese International Shinji Kagawa – a 23 year old attacking midfielder.
Kagawa has one year left on his contract but according to Dortmund’s club president, has refused offers of a new deal amidst claims that he wants to play in England.
“Shinji is going to play in England because he has officially rejected our offer of a new contract,” said Dortmund’s Michael Zorc.
There’s attacking midfielders and attacking midfielders but Kagawa is quite prolific, with a record in Germany that is approaching a goal every other game. Most strikers would be proud of that and in terms of names being linked with Spurs, this is one of the better ones – on paper at least.
It’s thought that as little as £7m could be required to bring the player to England but with our previous experience of Japanese internationals – could it be a non-starter?