Shinji Kagawa’s agent has played down any speculation he might leave Manchester United in January and insisted that Juan Mata‘s arrival would not affect his future.
The 24-year-old has struggled under David Moyes to show his best form and hasn’t been able to get a regular spot in the starting XI this season as a consequence.
Mata’s imminent arrival was seen as something that could potentially cause Kagawa to leave United but his agent Thomas Kroth has told Sky Sports that there has been no contact from any club over a potential move for Kagawa.
“At this moment I am sure Shinji will stay. There has been no contact and so it is just rumours,” he said.
When asked if Mata joining United would affect Kagawa’s future, he simply stated: “No, it is my opinion that he will stay.”
Nobody can doubt Kagawa’s talent as a footballer but at United, we haven’t seen that in full flow yet and given that Mata’s arrival would limit his game time even further, it isn’t a surprise that rumours of an exit have started.
Right now, there are very few players who are guaranteed a place in United’s squad next season. Moyes has started to reshuffle the squad and make it his own so there are likely to be multiple ins and outs in the next few transfer rumours, but Kroth is sure that Kagawa is going nowhere in January.