Borussia Dortmund have extended the contract of another key player. On the first day of the club’s pre-season trip to Asia, Sporting Director Michael Zorc announced that Shinji Kagawa has signed a new contract, keeping the Japanese international at the club until 30 June 2020.
“We are delighted that Shinji has decided to stay at Borussia Dortmund for the next three years”, said Zorc in Tokyo, adding “Shinji feels a very strong connection to this club, the city and our fans. And as one of the more experienced members of the squad, he has a key role to play in what overall is a young team.” Kagawa has featured 88 times for the Japanese national team, scoring 27 goals.
The 28-year-old Kagawa has been at Borussia Dortmund since 2010, aside from a two-year stint fulfilling a childhood dream playing for Manchester United in the Premier League. He has played 127 Bundesliga games, scoring 36 goals and assisting another 33, as well as 57 games in European cup competitions and the DFB Cup, scoring 18 goals.