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?



  1. Would be a Great signing especially at £7m. I would like us to get the Belgium trio Vertongan/Dembele and Hazard

  2. Yep, I’d love to see him in a Spurs shirt, especially if Modders is to go!

    For me he was the stand out player when The Goons played Dortmund over there! Lots of runs into the box, holds the ball up well and can pick a pass!

    Let’s get this weekend out of the way first before we start all the transfer talk, COYS!

  3. ~I think shinji would do well at spurs he has pace and skill and lets hope bale does not leave us what a traitor he would be there’s no need to leave just yet if he wants to play in europe he should try harder to get us there

    • Kagawa would be great for us — able to cover as AM or on either wing.

      As for Bale being a traitor if he left — I’m a huge fan of the player, but if we got a silly money offer for him I’d take it, as long as we actually spent the money.

      I saw an article speculator 60m + Johnson from City for him and that — much as I like Bale — would be an offer would couldn’t turn down.
      Same goes for Modric. If, for example, we were able to essentially swap Bale for Hazard, Kagawa, and Vertonghen that would be a big increase in talent to Spurs even counting the loss.

      Not that I want to trade either of those players, but if someone makes a crazy offer let them throw their money away.

  4. Yeah would definitely go for him! From what I’ve seen he’s a mix of Modric and VDV – frame and footwork of Modric but gets into much more advanced positions like VDV.

    Sign him up!

  5. Everybody is interested in him. Its a crapshoot. If Arsenal and the Manchester clubs start early, and skip him, we could be primed to sign. Could be too.


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