West Ham learn Kagawa asking price

According to FussballEck, West Ham United could potentially sign Borussia Dortmund attacker Shinji Kagawa for £11m in this summer’s transfer window.

What’s the story?

Kagawa is no stranger to the Premier League having turned out for Manchester United between 2012 and 2014 before returning to Dortmund.

The Japan international arrived at Old Trafford with a big reputation, but largely struggled to make his mark in England – scoring just six times in 57 appearances for the Red Devils under Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes.

Everton have been credited with an interest in the attacker, but according to FussballEck, West Ham are also in the hunt as the attacker looks to leave Dortmund.

It has been suggested that the Hammers might be able to sign Kagawa for £11m in this summer’s transfer window, although that does seem like an extremely low price for a player that has proved himself in the Bundesliga.

Would Kagawa fit in at West Ham?

Kagawa might have struggled at Man United, but there is no question that the attacker has a lot of ability, and would certainly enjoy playing with the likes of Manuel Lanzini.

This season, Kagawa has scored six times and provided seven assists in 26 appearances for Dortmund in all competitions, but he has been on the sidelines since the start of February through illness and injury.

The attacker has 60 goals and 54 assists in 211 Dortmund appearances, which is a very impressive record for a player at that level of football.

West Ham would surely have to battle a number of clubs if Kagawa became available this summer, and the fact that now Hammers boss Moyes struggled to get the best out of the 29-year-old at Old Trafford might well count against the club.

That said, the lure of London could play a big part in West Ham’s pursuit, and it would be an inspired signing if they managed to pull it off.