The Japanese International only joined the Bundesliga leaders in the summer, but he has been in immense form since his move from Cerezo Osaka. He has already hit 8 goals in the league and even smashed in two against arch-rivals, Schalke, quickly making him a fan favourite.
Kagawa is currently away with Japan playing in the Asia Cup, however, this could also give Sir Alex a unique opportunity to watch the player at competitive International level. Given the current circumstances, it is unlikely that a January transfer might occur, but United may be looking to line-up a summer swoop if the 21-year-old continues to impress.
Fergie is no stranger to dealing with Asian stars, the progression of Ji-Sung Park at Old Trafford has been a triumph. The advantage of having world-wide stars is not only for their talent and ability, but also their marketability. The inclusion of Park in the United team has helped promote the club in Korea and the potential signing of Kagawa could do the same in Japan.
Dortmund are unlikely to want to sell their prized asset should he continue his fantastic form, however, an offer in excess of £15million could be too much for the German club to ignore. Though, should Dortmund maintain their place at the top of the Bundesliga, they may think twice about any departures as they prepare for life in the Champions League next season.
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