Official: Borussia Dortmund Sign Cerezo Osaka Star Shinji Kagawa

The Japanese youngster will ply his trade in the Bundesliga next term...
Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund have completed the transfer of highly rated youngster Shinji Kagawa from Japanese side Cerezo Osaka for a reported fee of €350,000.

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder started his professional career at Cerezo Osaka in 2006 and has since developed into the star player of the Japanese club.

Kagawa is widely considered to be one of Asia's most promising youngsters and was being linked with a move to Europe for several months. He appeared to be on his way to Eredivisie outfit VVV last winter, but the transfer eventually fell through.

Despite his superb form in the past couple of months, Japan coach Takeshi Okada opted not to give Kagawa a call-up for this summer's World Cup in South Africa.

Borussia Dortmund recently secured qualification for next year's Europa League and are keen to add some fresh blood to their squad this summer in order to be competitive in Europe.

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