Manchester United have announced the signing of Shinji Kagawa on a four-year deal.
The Old Trafford side announced earlier this month that they had reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund over the transfer of Kagawa.
United have now announced that the Japanese international has passed a medical and obtained a UK work permit.
Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken of his delight that the 23-year-old is on his way to United.
“Shinji is an exciting young midfielder with great skill, vision and a good eye for goal,” he told ManUtd.com.
“I am delighted he has chosen to come to United. I believe he will make an impact upon the team very quickly as he is suited to United’s style of play.
“We are all looking forward to working with him.”
Kagawa has also spoken of his excitement at getting started and the challenge that is ahead of him.
“This is a challenge I am really looking forward to,” Kagawa said.
“The Premier League is the best league in the world and Manchester United is such a massive club.
“This is a really exciting time for me and I can’t wait to meet the team and start playing.”
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