Japanese international Shinji Kagawa has made it clear that he will not leave Cerezo Osaka in the January transfer window. The gifted midfielder has been continually linked with a move to Europe.
''I have decided to stay at Cerezo at least until the summer. I feel like I can still improve myself here. I want to apologise to the supporters for keeping them in the dark this long," said Kagawa on the official Cerezo Osaka website.
Kagawa is now expected to stay at his current club until the summer of 2010. Cerezo Osaka will most likely decide to cash in on their prize asset after the 2010 World Cup.
The young midfielder has attracted the interest of several German and Dutch clubs with his impressive performances. VVV, Koeln, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund have all reportedly had offers rejected by Cerezo in the past couple of weeks.
Stefan Coerts, Goal.com