Shinji Kagawa will not be the last big signing for Manchester United this summer.
At any one time, Sir Alex Ferguson and his team of scouts will have hundreds of players under surveillance. So it is no surprise how many have been rumoured to join the Red Devils this time around.
It is well known that Sir Alex is still in the process of rebuilding, making it all the more creditable that United lost the EPL on the highest points score ever for second place. But being second is never enough for a still hungry 70-year-old.
Most people seem to think that Kagawa is the long-term replacement for Paul Scholes, despite him being a very different player. He is not.
Every player coming to Old Trafford and those emerging from the Academy have to accept that they need to be versatile and that no player has a God given right to be in the first team. Sir Alex believes competition for places is healthy, but it also results in a squad that is the fittest in the second half of the season.
So Kagawa may play in the hole, or he may play in a central midfield duo; he may also crop up on either wing as needed. He will have understood all that before signing. He is willing to back himself to succeed; Eden Hazard was not, citing the competition in the United dressing room as a reason to go to Chelsea.
What Kagawa does bring is the ability to make and score goals at the highest level, for the best team in Germany, in intense competition. He also brings pace, intelligence, humility and exactly the right attitude to fit in with the long traditions at Old Trafford.
So which other "Big Names" could join him? After all, before United showed interest he would not have been considered a "Big Name" alongside the likes of Wesley Sneijder.