Everton & West Ham tipped to move for Shinji Kagawa – Ruhr Nachrichten

Where next for Shinji Kagawa?

In 2012, Shinji Kagawa joined Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund to great fanfare.

Just two years later, Kagawa returned to Borussia Dortmund having failed to make a real impact in the Premier League.

On Monday, Kagawa is again being linked with playing in England’s top flight, specifically for West Ham and Everton.

This comes via a very reliable news source for Borussia Dortmund news, the Ruhr Nachrichten newspaper.

SARANSK, RUSSIA – JUNE 19: Shinji Kagawa of Japan celebrates with teammates after scoring a penalty for his team’s first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group H match between Colombia and Japan at Mordovia Arena on June 19, 2018 in Saransk, Russia. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Shinji Kagawa returns to Borussia Dortmund from Besiktas loan

Now 30, Shinji Kagawa spent much of the 2018/2019 season on loan at Turkish club Besiktas.

Kagawa played 14 times for Besiktas but failed to make a huge impact on the Turkish Super Lig, which was won by Galatasaray.

On Sunday, Shinji Kagawa penned a farewell message to Besiktas on Instagram:

Everton & West Ham linked with Shinji Kagawa

On Monday, the Ruhr Nachrichten have an update on the future of Shinji Kagawa and it doesn’t look like being at Borussia Dortmund.

Whilst Kagawa technically returns to Borussia Dortmund, the Japanese attacking midfielder is undoubtedly looking for a new club to transfer to, according to the local newspaper.

Besiktas do not have the financial resources to buy Kagawa and Borussia Dortmund are building their squad, as ever, amongst a core of much younger players.

Ruhr Nachrichten link Everton and West Ham with a summer move for Kagawa.

Everton seems a very unlikely transfer for Kagawa as they already have Gylfi Sigurdsson in the position behind the strikers. And, under sporting director Marcel Brands, they tend to sign younger players.

West Ham could well be a possibility, despite their squad containing a number of players similar to Kagawa.

The Hammers have often looked for experience under Manuel Pellegrini and may see Kagawa as a cheap option to bring more quality to their attacking play.

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