Shinji Kagawa’s spell at Manchester United ended last month when he returned to his former club Borussia Dortmund (click here to read more).
However, failure to adapt to English football combined with often being deployed out of position on the wing contrived to eventually push the 25-year-old out of Old Trafford this summer transfer window.
The Japan international attacking midfielder returned to Dortmund for a transfer fee of just £6.3m on a four-year contract, but it seems that the former Cerezo Osaka star did not regret doing so.
‘He had a broad grin on his face as we welcomed him’, Dortmund midfielder Sebastian Kehl told RuhrMachrichten.de. ‘We are thrilled that he is back.
'With his quality in one-on-one situations and back to goal, he brings us many new options. Some of our players are injured so he gives us more options’.
Kagawa was on the books of Dortmund for two years between 2010 and 2012, and was crucial in their successive Bundesliga titles.
The Japanese star’s development has been impended in the past two years, but under Jurgen Klopp he is certainly going to regain his old touch and recover his form this season.