Amid reports that Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa is unhappy with his current club because of his lack of playing time this season, his agent Thomas Kroth has quelled the rumors that Italian powerhouse Napoli has approached the Japanese player.
Kagawa, who joined the Red Devils in 2012 during the last part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign as the club’s manager, only appeared in 17 matches for this year’s Premier League Season. Despite his limited time, the Kobe-born player was instrumental in handing out three successful assists to his teammates ensuring victory in the games he played. However, because he has played only a handful of games for the season, concerns on his performance for the Samurai Blue’s World Cup campaign have come to surface. Kagawa, who showed prowess while he was still with German club Borussia Dortmund seemed to have been unsuccessful with impressing then-manager David Moyes, who replaced Ferguson, into giving him more playing time. This fueled rumors that he is bent on leaving Old Trafford to look for greener pastures. Apart from former club Borussia Dortmund who has expressed a desire to welcome him back, Coppa Italia winners Napoli have now entered the picture as they set their sights on the silky player.
But Kroth was quick to quash the speculations. He described Kagawa as satisfied with his current team. “He doesn’t feel bad at Manchester United, so I see no reason to talk about him leaving,” he said. Kroth also noted that Napoli has not made any attempts in seeking to sign the Japanese player. “For me, these are just rumors and nothing certain,” he added. With his agent denying such rumors, only a statement from Kagawa himself could change the fact. And until he hints at his availability and desire to leave, fans of the midfielder could still be assured of seeing him in the Premier League.
[via The Sport Review]
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