Dortmund defender welcomes return of Man United ace

Mats Hummels is willing to welcome Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa back to Borussia Dortmund with ‘open arms’, Sky Sports reports.

Shinji Kagawa was signed by Alex Ferguson two years ago, scoring six goals in 54 appearances for the Red Devils.

But the Japanese started just 12 league games this season, suggesting that United have struggled to bring out his best form.

And former team-mate Hummels would love to see the 25-year-old back in his squad amidst rumours of a return to Germany.

“We would take him with open arms, of course,” he told Kicker magazine.

“Having an offensive line with [Marco] Reus, [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan and Kagawa would certainly be stylish.

“But I would not say anything about the other great players we have playing for us. The attacking midfield is probably the best part of our team without Shinji.”

The German international also mentioned his nonchalance in the impact big-money signings could have when arriving at the Westfalenstadion

“I cannot imagine that it would be a big issue with us. In our team we are not only out for success.

“At the end of the day, everyone is responsible for their own contracts. Nobody forced us to sign them. We want to play good football.

“If we had a star attacker who earned more money than us, no one would feel bad about it.”