Manchester United are interested in Arda Turan, again, and are willing to offer 16m plus Shinji Kagwa to Atletico Madrid for the winger’s signature
The Japan international left the German club in 2012 for United, but has somehow always been on the sidelines in the Red Devil’s plans. Therefore, he has failed to stamp his mark in the English Premier League in his two years in the Premier League. Kagawa was instrumental in Dortmund’s back-to-back Bundesliga titles before Bayern Munich reasserted themselves at the top of the pile. However, he has not enjoyed contributing to United’s success. The lack of time on the pitch obviously also means that his form has not been good or consistent. Kagawa voiced his frustration during Moyes’ time but the trio of Danny Welbeck, Robin Van Persie and Shinji Kagawa, the three who were frustrated by their Scottish manager, were said to be staying with a change in management.
Atletico Madrid were reported to be making a move for the Japanese international after ruling themselves out of the hunt for Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla.
The playmaker is evidently one of the fringe players who would be willingly sold. Reports last week suggested that Atletico had already made preliminary enquiries about Kagawa’s availability.
It seems that the Red Devils could use Atletico’s interest in the player to their advantage and use him for a cash plus player deal to lure Arda Turan to Manchester. United have been linked with Turan time and again, and would hope that their wish of landing the player finally materializes.
Reports suggest that Louis van Gaal’s side will be making a £16m plus Kagawa offer to land the Turkish international valued at aro in £30m. Kagawa was also attracting interest from former side Borrusia Dortmund as well as Wolfsburg.
Back in 2013, Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp also voiced his frustration at seeing Kagawa not being used to his potential. He said:
“My heart breaks. Really, I have tears in my eyes. Central midfield is Shinji’s best role. He’s an offensive midfielder with one of the best noses for goal I ever saw.”
Dortmund teammate Mats Hummels said that getting the Japanese international back from the Premier League side would be great for the club:
“We would take him with open arms, of course. Having an offensive line with [Marco] Reus, [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan and Kagawa would certainly be stylish. ”But I would not say anything about the other great players we have playing for us. The attacking midfield is probably the best part of our team without Shinji.”