Shinji Kagawa has today passed a medical and obtained a UK work permit which means the transfer from Borussia Dortmund has now taken place.

The Japanese midfielder has agreed a four-year contract commencing 1 July 2012, keeping him at the club until he is 27-years-old.

“This is a challenge I am really looking forward to,” he told the official site. “The Premier League is the best league in the world and Manchester United is such a massive club. This is a really exciting time for me and I can’t wait to meet the team and start playing.”

Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken of his delight of securing the deal for one of the Bundesliga’s better players.

“Shinji is an exciting young midfielder with great skill, vision and a good eye for goal,” he said. “I am delighted he has chosen to come to United. I believe he will make an impact upon the team very quickly as he is suited to United’s style of play. We are all looking forward to working with him.”

This is how you pronounce his name.
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