Wolfsburg’s sporting director Klaus Allofs has admitted that the German club is interested in the idea of bringing Shinji Kagawa back to Germany.
The 24-year-old Japanese playmaker spent two years in the Bundesliga at Borussia Dortmund before he joined Manchester United last summer in a reported £17 million deal.
Since his move, he struggled to hold down a place in the first under Sir Alex Ferguson and now David Moyes and speaking to Bild in Germany, Allofs name dropped Kagawa as somebody they would like to sign.
“We want to do reasonable transfers, just like with Luiz Gustavo,” he said.
“That was exceptional in terms of transfer fee and dimension.
“We want to continue a selective reinforcement of our squad. Not in a heave-ho style.
“At Werder, I have seen just how good de Bruyne is, and at Dortmund we have seen how well Kagawa can do.
“If such players are possible, you of course think about them.
“But we should not raise the hopes of our fans. In the end they comment: ‘Once again, you failed to sign him’.”
Jurgen Klopp continues to sweet talk Kagawa at every given opportunity and Wolfsburg’s interest will not be the last this year because his lack of game time opens up the door for a potential exit as far as other clubs are concerned.
Kagawa is someone who the fans want to see play more football but if he found game time limited before, the rise of Adnan Januzaj is only going to push him to the periphery even more.
However, there is no doubt that Kagawa offers something very unique to Moyes’ side and the only way he is going to flourish in England is if he plays regular football. If he continues to be sat on the bench this year, don’t be surprised to see him take up an offer and leave United.