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Manchester United Transfer News: United Website Confirms Shinji Kagawa Transfer

Manchester United confirm Kagawa as the first transfer of the summer.
Manchester United confirm Kagawa as the first transfer of the summer.Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
Cosby SiringiContributor IIJune 5, 2012

Manchester United fans can now breathe a little easier knowing that the first transfer has officially been made.

According to Manchester United's official website, manutd.com, the Red Devils have agreed to terms with both Borussia Dortmund and Shinji Kagawa. The deal is pending Kagawa's work permit and player medical, which should be complete by the end of June. 

This is good news for United, who have been having a hard time securing big names in the transfer window in recent years, most recently Chelsea's new signing Eden Hazard.

Fans should be happy to get Kagawa, who will help boost the aging midfield as Sir Alex continues to look for young players to replace Paul Scholes, Park Ji-Sung, Ryan Giggs and Anderson.

Not to mention Darren Fletcher, who is still not ready to return from his bowel ailment, and Michael Carrick is in need of help holding down the fort in the midfield.

Kagawa will be a good boost to fans' minds and might make them forget that one of the star players, Portuguese winger Nani, is threatening to leave Old Trafford if his wage demands are not met. 

This is just the first signing with what looks to be a long line of transfers for United. How many more players will Sir Alex bring in this summer?

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