Shinji Kagawa is starting to be an influential player again for Borussia Dortmund and is starting to show glimpses of what he had done in his first tenure at the club.
Kagawa had emerged as an absolute belter of a player at Dortmund in that two-year tenure and had attracted big clubs with his classy style of play.
He signed for Manchester United in 2012 which was thought to be a career defining move for him, but, it turned out to be otherwise as he failed to progress any further at Old Trafford and probably went in the backward direction instead.
When he rejoined Dortmund the previous summer, he was only a fraction of the player which he was when he had left the club and there were concerns among his well wishers regarding where his career was going.
But, of late, that is in 2015-16 Season, it’s been a different story for Kagawa.
It would probably be an overstatement to already say that the Japan international is at his best now, but, it can be safely said that he has been playing far better this season than he had been playing in the past couple of seasons.
The Dortmund Chairman Michael Zorc is also a happy man to see Kagawa delivering.
He applauded the playmaker while speaking to media recently.
Zorc said, “Shinji is setting up goals more frequently than before which is very, very good news. He has become vital to us again.”
“He is someone who is energetic all the time and just keeps going.”
“To have him in top form is pleasing and hopefully, he carries on.”
With 41 points in 18 games, Dortmund was second in the German top flight table at the time of the winter break.