Shinji Kagawa set for medical on Friday

Shinji Kagawa is set to fly into Manchester on Friday morning to undergo a medical at Bridgewater Hospital and to put pen to paper with Manchester United.

The Red Devils have agreed a deal to sign the Japanese playmaker from Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund this summer, which could eventually be worth over £17 million.

After a medical on Friday, the Dortmund player will leave Manchester at the weekend, by which time it is hoped he will have successfully proved his fitness to the Premier League giants and moved a step closer to securing his future.

Speaking to Goal.com last week, first team coach Rene Meulensteen hailed the qualities of Kagawa, who the club hope will help them keep pace with champions Manchester City and a revitalised Chelsea side in the race for the title next season.

“I rate Kagawa very highly,” he said. “He gets behind the opposition in the midfield which means that he can help in possession or be direct in moving forward.

“He can play the ball quick, one touch or two touch and can create chances and score goals.

“He has got the complete package of what you could want from attacking midfielder.”

Credit: Goal UK

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